Jon Hinds is the Owner and Founder of the Monkey Bar Gym franchise and Vice President of LifelineUSA, a global leader in fitness innovation and product distribution. Hinds is a former NBA strength coach with the Los Angeles Clippers and has trained more than 100 professional athletes in his 30+ years of experience.
Jon is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and he is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is also a writer and contributor to a variety of major sports publications and periodicals. Hinds is an outstanding athlete whose accomplishments include being a Gold Medalist in the 2000 Pan American Games and in the 2001 Rickson Gracie World Championships in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.
Jon is well-known for his unique vertical jump training program. He is a master in the use of the power jumper. Hinds emphasizes training based on movement abilities, band resistance, and descending power sets as opposed to relying on barbell training. He discusses using the power jumper to overload running jumps since it is more specific than most traditional plyometric exercises.
In this podcast, Jon Hinds discusses with Joel:
- The correlation between technique and speed improvement.
- Why his emphasis is speed and vertical jump ability overload.
- Programming for jump training.
- Resistance jumping exercises.
- Using the power jumper.
- His philosophies on jump training and speed development.
Jon Hinds’ website can be found Monkey Bar Gym.
Podcast total run time is 39:54.
Keywords: vertical jump, jump training, movement skills