Joel Smith

Website: http://www.just-fly-sports.com/

Joel Smith

Joel Smith is a strength and conditioning coach at the University of California Berkeley, and a track and field coach who works with youth athletes in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to coaching, he is the owner of Just Fly Sports, an online learning community for optimal sport and human performance. As an athlete, he carries a High Jump personal best of seven feet; and he's spent over a decade researching and testing development methods specific to vertical jump training. He is the author of the leading standard texts on vertical jump training, "Vertical Foundations" and "Vertical Ignition."

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The Optimal Warm-Up for Sprinting and Speed Drills

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How to Add 4 Inches to Your Vertical Jump in Two Weeks

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Add 6 Inches to Your Vertical Jump in 3 Weeks With This Advanced Plyo Workout

8 years ago, I fell across two vertical jump training methods that, combined, changed the way I thought about training explosive athletic power. The...

This Box Jump Is the Missing Link in Your Speed Workouts

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5 Common Vertical Jump Training Mistakes and How to Fix Them

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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...

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