Joel Smith

Website: http://www.just-fly-sports.com/

Joel Smith

Joel Smith is an NCAA Division I strength and conditioning coach, and owner of Just Fly Sports Performance, an online resource for coaches and athletes. He is the host of the Just Fly Performance Podcast and has been a track and field coach, strength coach, personal trainer, biomechanics researcher, author and lecturer in his 13 years in the field of sports performance. He is the author of the books Speed Strength, Vertical Foundations, and Vertical Ignition.

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Why Most Sprint Drills Don't Make You Faster (And What to Do Instead)

When we think of speed training, what comes to mind? Quite often, it's about sprint drills and honing our running form. Speed ladders. Cone drills....

3 Special Strength Exercises for Better Jumping and Sprinting

When it comes to being a better athlete, we often want one (or both) of two key qualities: To run faster To jump higher Although raw power ...

5 Bodyweight Training Standards to Hit Before You Focus on Lifting Heavy

What is the easiest athletic quality to improve? In reality, there are two: strength and endurance. Is it any wonder the sports performance industr...

3 Common Sprinting Tips That Actually Make You Slower

Have you ever wondered why, despite trying common sprinting improvement techniques (such as lifting your knees), you're not really getting any faster?...

The Optimal Warm-Up for Sprinting and Speed Drills

When it comes to sprinting fast, having a focused speed training warmup that activates the proper muscles and grooves the correct motor patterns is...

How to Add 4 Inches to Your Vertical Jump in Two Weeks

If you are looking for a great complex training method that will get you fast, strong and explosive in a short period of time, look no further than what...

Learn to Sprint Faster With Variable Bounding

When it comes to improving explosive sprint and posterior chain power, bounding is one of the top movements on the list of training options. The only...

Fix 3 Common Acceleration Mistakes to Get Faster

Sport speed is all about being able to accelerate as quickly as possible, the first few steps an athlete takes will often dictate whether or not they...

3 Bodyweight Exercises That Develop Explosive Power

To build athletic power and strength, the power and usefulness of bodyweight exercises cannot be underestimated. When it comes to training, there are...

Add 6 Inches to Your Vertical Jump in 3 Weeks With This Advanced Plyo Workout

8 years ago, I fell across two vertical jump training methods that, combined, changed the way I thought about training explosive athletic power. The...

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