In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Director of Sports Science at the Canadian Sports Institute, Calgary, Matt Jordan. This is Matt’s second time on the podcast after he featured in episode #46. We revisited a number of topics that we discussed back in August 2015 but also covered a few new areas. Matt is doing some incredible work when it comes to jump analysis and is quite rightly becoming very well known worldwide for this work. If you are interesting in monitoring jumps for performance, fatigue or readiness, this episode does not disappoint.

If you enjoyed this episode with Matt Jordan, you may enjoy these other episodes talking about force plate data – Jason Lake, Daniel Cohen & Phil Graham Smith.

In this episode we discussed…

  • Who is Matt Jordan (background, education and experience)
  • Jump analysis to inform decision making
    • Asymmetries
      • Performance
      • RTP
        • Thresholds?
    • Making decisions based on the data
      • Use of thresholds?
      • Variables
        • Sensitivity of various variables
      • What is meaningful for injury risk, RTP etc (Martin Buchheit & Amit Batra)
        • Concentric peak force, braking variables etc
  • RSI
    • Overlooked for sexier alternatives?
    • Protocols to assess RSI
    • Use during RTP
  • Identifying deceleration qualities from jump testing (Callum Walsh)
  • One gym lift for sprinters? (Matt Cave)
  • Book recommendations for your younger self (Jackson Bertoli)

Matt can be found on Twitter @jordanstrength

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.

This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 150 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs’ Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company’s unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.

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