HMMR Podcast Episode 314: Jump around (with Jeremy Fischer)

At first glance, throwers and jumpers might seem like they live on opposite ends of the athletic spectrum, but they have more in common than you might think. Both even groups require athletes to produce immense amount of power in short bursts, focus on highly technical and specific training, and be patient over years of development. On this week’s podcast world-class jumps coach Jeremy Fischer looks at some of the parallels between the event groups and their training.

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Jeremy Fischer is one of the world’s leading jumps coaching. For many years he was the head coach at the Chula Vista training center, before USATF would down the program. He continues to lead a professional group out of Chula Vista and runs Maximum Velocity Athletics. Throughout his career he has guided worked with Olympic champion and seven-time World long jump champion Brittney Reese, three-time Olympic medalist Will Claye, American triple jump record holder Keturah Orji, and many more.

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Key quotes and topics

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 3:30 – Connections between jumping and throwing
  • 7:00 – Flexible coaching and incorporating new ideas
  • 12:15 – Transitioning athletes from college to world class
  • 13:45 – The role of specialization as athletes mature
  • 20:15 – Plyometric training for throwers
  • 31:15 – Jumping on different surfaces
  • 34:00 – Testing jumps
  • 38:00 – Using varied approach heights for jumping
  • 43:00 – Throwing and jumping volume
  • 46:00 – Understanding the triple jump
  • 50:30 – Outliers
  • 57:00 – The MVA Foundation

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