Joel Smith is the founder of Just Fly Sports and the JFS Podcast. Joel is an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of California, Berkeley, where he works with swimming, tennis, and water polo athletes. Joel is the author of the books Vertical Foundations, Vertical Ignition, and most recently, Speed Strength. Before coming to Cal-Berkeley, Smith coached track and strength and conditioning at Wilmington College of Ohio.
Coach Smith has earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Cedarville University in 2006 and a master’s degree in the same area from Wisconsin LaCrosse in 2008. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA and is also a USATF certified coach.
Joel takes questions from listeners in this episode covering a range of topics, including hiring practices in strength and conditioning, sprinting, getting better at the slam dunk, and training for martial arts.
In this podcast, Coach Joel Smith answer questions on:
- Thoughts on Mike Boyle’s take on single-leg training.
- Building the fascia and tendons through plyometric training.
- Ideas on micro-dosing in training.
- Best practices in recovery and regeneration.
- Sprinting with a light weighted vest for top-end speed.
- His take on the hyperarch system and its applicability to athletes.
Podcast total run time is 52:26.
Joel has written for SimpliFaster about vertical jumping, optimal athlete movement patterns, and more.
Keywords: fascia, top end speed, recovery, martial arts