On this week’s episode we cover a hodgepodge of topics including: best practices for jump testing, jumping on the TCU speed bandwagon, knees over toes training, and defining rest periods in training.
Notes and quotes
- 0:00 – Introduction.
- 2:00 – 3 questions to ask in jump testing: “Am I measuring the type of jump I want to measure, is the test reliable, and is it easy to implement.”
- 5:15 – Improving jump testing protocols in football and making testing more sport-specific.
- 9:30 – Finding accuracy and reliability in testing.
- 11:15 – TCU speed.
- 16:00 – Impressions on knees over toes.
- 21:30 – Rest periods in trainings: “Are you taking enough rest between sets? If your performance isn’t dropping off you’re probably just fine.”
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- The podcast is also brought to you by Swift Performance and GAIN. Swift makes some of the leading sprint and jump testing equipment. Nick and Martin will also both be presenting at GAIN 2023 in June, so we hope to see you there.
- This article from CT Sport Science takes a balanced look at different jump testing methods and their pros and cons. Warren Young also put together a similar comparison for HMMR Media and also compared different types of vertical jumps.
- Here’s the video that started the discussion on TCU football’s speed training.
- Isometrics were one topic we discussed a bit more on the year-end episode with Vern Gambetta.
- For more about bending the knee, read this historical perspective from Dr. Karl Klein that scared people off of squats, and contrast it with modern approaches like knees over toes training.