Jerome Simian is the owner of Synaptic Athletics in Lyon, France. Simian began coaching in 1998, and he has coached athletes to seven Olympic games and World and European medals, as well to national records and dozens of national championships. He has coached athletes in multiple sports, from track and field and professional rugby to tennis, golf, figure skating, and more. Jerome has worked with athletes holding 22 major championship medals and 7 national records in track and field. He has been mentored by, and uses methods from, both Jay Schroeder and Charles Poliquin, who are respectively two masters of the industry.
Coach Simian holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from McGill University and an M.S. in Exercise Physiology from Lyon University. He has become one of the most sought-after private coaches in France.
Jerome discusses his protocols to make his athletes jump higher and run faster. He goes in-depth into finding ways that athletes can improve and push their limits, which have led to his amazing results in track and field. He talks about the construction of his training philosophy, fixing weak links in athletes, intention-based movement and problem-solving, and what his training sessions look like.
In this podcast, Coach Jerome Simian and Joel discuss:
- Jay’s connections with two legends, Charles Poliquin and Jay Schroeder.
- Barbell training with maximal intensity.
- Athletic screening and how he uses it.
- Efficiently connecting the athlete’s brain with movement needs.
- Assessing speed development.
- Using extreme isometrics most effectively.
Podcast total run time is 1:21:50
Jerome can be found at SimpliFaster.
Keywords: screening, speed development, jumping, isometrics