How do athletes reach their fullest potential?
This is the question that got Jason Feairheller deeper into the world of physical preparation.
Jason – Strength Coach and Co-Owner of Function and Strength in Bridgeport, PA – began specializing in speed and agility training at Lightning Fast Training Systems, where he trained high school, college, and professional athletes. In addition to his work as a coach, Jason writes on fitness and training and contributes to SimpliFaster.
Jason joins me today to share his training philosophy and methods on cultivating multi-directional speed and power. He discusses his background and how he became passionate about training athletes for speed.
He shares different tools a coach can use to develop multi-directional speed and power, such as bands, boxes, and medicine balls.
And he also highlights the importance of consistency when it comes to building speed for athletes and revels the biggest mistake a coach can make when training for multi-directional speed.
Speed needs to be trained consistently to get someone faster and more powerful. – Jason Feairheller
This week on the Physical Preparation Podcast:
- Jason’s background, career path, and how he got started in the world of physical preparation
- Why Jason is so passionate about multi-directional power for athletes
- His training philosophy for cultivating speed and power for athletes
- Minimizing ground contact time and improving elasticity
- Why not doing enough unilateral work is the biggest mistake you can make when developing speed and power
- Practical applications and tools for developing multi-directional speed and power
- Using medicine balls to develop upper body strength
- The amount of time Jason spends on multi-dimensional plyometrics
- Why consistency is the key to improving speed and why it’s easier to make an athlete stronger than faster
- The importance of creating context and building rapport with athletes
- Jason’s biggest coaching mistake and why new coaches need to build their network
Connect with Jason:
- Function and Strength
- Function and Strength on Facebook
- Function and Strength on Twitter
- Function and Strength on Instagram
- Function and Strength on YouTube
- Jason Feairheller on Instagram
- Jason Feairheller on Twitter
- Jason Feairheller on SimpliFaster
- Jason Feairheller on LinkedIn
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