Dan Fichter owns and operates Wannagetfast Power/Speed Training, a performance training business in Rochester, New York, that offers training to elite athletes from pro hockey players to Olympic level. He is also the Head Football Coach at Irondequiot High School. Dan is considered an expert in the neurological aspects of training. His work comes out of his time with many legendary mentors, such as Jay Schroeder and Mel Siff, and he has also been impacted heavily by the work of “DB Hammer.”
Coach Fichter has a bachelor’s degree in physical education, as well as 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.
Dan gives his expert insight into long-duration isometrics and how he uses them to get better results in traditional barbell movements. He also expands on a training method he mentioned in episode #8: the use of oscillatory isometrics. He gives details on training the reflex system to get athletes better results on the field or court.
In this podcast, Coach Dan Fichter and Joel:
- Using isometric lunges to improve an athlete’s squat performance.
- Details on the use of extreme isometric movements.
- Explanation and best practices with the use of oscillatory isometrics to improve performance.
- Methods of training to maximize sensory input in training.
- His thoughts on the use of supramaximal eccentric work.
- How to coach the athlete to use peak tension in isometric movements.
Podcast total run time is 56:17.
Coach Fichter has also written on the reflex system for SimpliFaster.
Keywords: extreme isometrics, oscillatory isometrics, peak tension, sensory training