In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Coach, Podcaster and Author, Joel Smith. I had so much fun on this podcast with Joel. Not only is Joel a great coach but he is a great character and thinker. I wanted to focus this episode around plyometrics and jump training and we used the episode with Boo Schexnayder as a base from which to build. With Joel having so much going on with his business, Just Fly Sports, as well as the discussion points below, we were able to have a good chat around entrepreneurship in strength and conditioning and content creation.

If you enjoyed this episode with Joel Smith, you will enjoy these episodes with Boo Schexnayder, Eamonn Flanagan and Dave Hamilton.

In this episode we discussed…

  • Who is Joel Smith (background, experience, current role)
    • Philosophy
      • Importance of experimentation
      • “Two paths of training”
      • Programming and planning jump training
      • Horizontal and vertical jumps
      • Structuring strength training in and around jump training
      • Importance of variation
      • Changes due to body type
  •  Coaching
    • Focusing on what’s going on at the foot
    • Working out someone’s movement strategy and how that guides exercise selection, cueing etc

Joel can be found on Twitter @justflysports

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