Dan Fichter owns and operates Wannagetfast Power and Speed Training, a performance training business in Rochester, New York, that offers training to elite athletes from pro hockey players to the Olympic level. He is also the Head Football Coach at Irondequoit High School. Coach Fichter has a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and a master’s degree in Liberal Studies from SUNY College at Brockport. Dan was elected to the SUNY Brockport Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007 for his accomplishments on the football field. He also spent time playing professionally in the CFL and Arena League.
Coach Fichter gets deep into his philosophies on using isometrics in his program, including the neurological aspects of the training and the importance of correct technique. He examines how his background led him to his current protocols in programming isometric work for his speed/power athletes. He also talks about the emphasis he puts on the brain and visual training, and its effects on transfer to the field for an athlete.
In this podcast, Coach Dan Fichter discusses with Joel:
- The use of vision-based training to increase the strength of an athlete in various areas.
- His insights into research using the brain to stimulate increased athletic performance.
- The use of higher intensity weight training to produce maximal recovery.
- How super slow training affects motor learning in a speed/power athlete.
Coach Fichter wrote “Training the Reflex System” for SimpliFaster.
Podcast total run time is 50:06.
Keywords: vertical, isometrics, vision, motor learning, AMT