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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5 Ways to Make Hurdle Hop Plyometrics More Effective

If you are looking for an "all-in-one" plyometric exercise that builds reactive power, ankle stiffness, and coordination that will help athletes sprint...

How to Select the Correct Box Height for Depth Jumps

The depth jump is, in the bell-curve majority of cases, the greatest exercise that one can perform to improve their vertical jump. It is also one of the...

5 Common Speed Training Mistakes That Will Cost You

What if you knew there were common mistakes, used by coaches every day that cost athletes speed performance? As a coach who has worked with both college...

Jump 4 to 8 Inches Higher With These Vertical Jump Exercises

When talking vertical jump training, it is hard to avoid the depth jump in the conversation. The depth jump is the most specific way to overload...

Perform the Oscillating Split Squat to Sprint Faster

The oscillating split squat is a big time weapon in athletic speed development. If athletes want to get faster, they often utilize movements like...

3 Tactics to Prevent Hamstring Pulls

Hamstring pulls are one of the most nagging injuries in sport. Millions of sport play hours have been lost due to hamstring injuries and issues, but the...

Is Inertial Training the Next Breakthrough in Athletic Performance?

The barbell is a staple of training for strength, and athletic performance, but is it the best way to train athletic strength? There is a new form of...

3 Advanced Plyometric Exercises for Elite Speed and Power

Do you ever wonder what allows Olympic track and field athletes to jump as high, and sprint as fast as they do? It's all about producing extremely high...

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