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 athletes in swimming, tennis, and water polo. He 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.
Smith 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.
In this episode, Joel answers questions from Instagram followers. These range from using plyometrics to vertical jump training to how he sets up his own personal training.
In this podcast, Joel discusses:
- The role of biarticular muscles in training and performance.
- Using neurotyping to improve performance.
- How to improve ankle mobility for better vertical jumping.
- Training for a high-rep lifting competition.
- Use of the power jumper.
Podcast total run time is 1:03:25
Keywords: plyometrics, neurotyping, jumping, vertical