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Jake Tuura

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266: Jake Tuura on Jump Training, Knee Rehab Protocols, and Games + Community as Ultimate Power Potentiators

Just Fly Performance Podcast

Today’s show is with Jake Tuura.  Jake currently works at Velocity Training Center as a strength and conditioning coach. Prior to Velocity, Jake was a collegiate S&C coach for 7 years.  Jake is the owner of jackedathlete.com where he teaches athletes and coaches principles on muscle gain, jumping higher, and rehab from jumper’s knee.Training for things like vertical jump and sprinting are enjoyable to discuss, but we need to always be zooming out into more global concepts of performance.  For example, you may tweak every ounce of your training to help an athlete jump 4” (10cm) higher, but what if that athlete just got into a really good community where athletes were doing various dunks, and found that simply being in that environment unlocked 4” of jumping gain, that was eventually able to filter over into their permanent results?  Or perhaps look at the formation of jumpers who are obsessed with jumping as youths, doing dozens, if not hundreds, of jumps each day? Also, understanding how to be consistent as per staying healthy is not often considered as it should be, particularly for jump-related sports.Jake Tuura has been on a journey of sport performance exploration for years, and offers grounded solutions for those seeking muscle gain, performance increase and pain reduction.  On the show today, Jake talks about what he has been learning since leaving the university sector in strength and conditioning, as well as updated knowledge in the vertical jump training space.  Jake also talks about how to use games as the ultimate warmup (and workout, when combined with sprints and jumps) for athletes, and finished with some great points on knee pain and rehab, and points where isometric exercises might not be the panacea that it is so often offered as.Today’s episode is brought to you by SimpliFaster and Lost Empire Herbs.  For 15% off your Lost Empire Herbs order, head to www.lostempireherbs.com/justflyView more podcast episodes at the podcast homepage.Timestamps and Main Points4:56 – Some of the last things Jake learned as a college strength and conditioning coach16:31 – What Jake has learned working in the private sector of sports performance since moving beyond his university coaching job18:44 – Thoughts on using games with pro-level players versus younger athletes25:29 – Things that Jake has been compiling in the last few years in regards to vertical jump training38:21 – What Jake has noticed in elite dunking athletes in regards to their training history and jumping volumes46:22 – The importance of using sport play as either an advanced warmup or potentiation for jumps or even sprints51:59 – Thoughts on penultimate length in a running two leg jump”58:13 – Looking at isometric training, versus kinetic chain training and general strength conditioning when it comes to knee rehabilitation and injury prevention“When you are a college strength coach, you think that everyone really wants to be in (the weightroom)”“You are warming up their bodies, but are you thinking of how you are impacting their brains?... they are like zombies”“If you are a college strength coach, there are 1000’s of kids who will do your job for free… and you have to impress the head coach”“I think we need to start vertical jump training with the objective starting point of physics, and then you can create a good plan”“Can you get stronger by just jumping? Yes you can; but… some people are just not built for that, and they need extra training… sometimes freak athletes, they may not need the extra training, they were just born for it”“(In regards to knee pain) Jumping as high as possible for a decently high volume… would a caveman do that?”“The pro-dunkers, would jump every day (growing up) and as they get older and increase outputs, they do not jump every single day; and they always get into strength training”“Having the people to do dunk sessions with is huge; we h...

1hr 10mins

5 Aug 2021

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Episode 91 - The Meathead Round Table - Dunks, Isos and Gains with Jake Tuura, Will Ratelle, Kendrick Pratt, Al Pearson and Lachen Reid

Jochum Strength Podcast

6 Meatheads, 1 Mic and the Show you all have been waiting for! This episode of the podcast is a must listen to! Trapped in a dungeon and post dunk session we were forced to dive deep into the world of sports performance, dunks and why we don't eat vegetables! An awesome podcast with a great group of guys! Thank you for listening, Keep Chopping Wood! 

1hr 20mins

7 Jul 2021

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The Dunking Nomad with Jake Tuura

Compound Performance Radio

Jake is an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Youngstown State University. Since 2009, he has been obsessed with human performance and muscle gain. This website is where he organizes his and others' thoughts on training methods, rants about the the industry's stupidity, and provides his take on how to actually go about getting jacked while optimizing athleticism. Learn more here about Jake here: https://jaketuura.com/

1hr 19mins

20 May 2021

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Jake Tuura (Jacked Athlete): Training athletes for hypertrophy and recovering from patellar tendinopathy.

The LTAD Network Podcast

Jake Tuura is a former collegiate strength and conditioning coach, now running Jacked Athlete fulltime. He has a Masters in Exercise Science and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning coach with the NSCA, as well as holding qualifications from USA Weightlifting, Titleist Performance Institute, Be Activated and Reflexive Performance Reset.  In this episode Jake discusses:  How his desire to increase jump height, muscle mass and strength lead him into coaching.  Why critical thinking is an important skill for coaches.  Why training like a bodybuilder is a bad idea for athleticism.   Why he uses cluster training rather than traditional hypertrophy training.  How personal injury lead to his interest in patellar tendinopathy.  Why rest is a bad idea for tendons and how basic strength training exercises can help with patellar tendinopathy.  Why there is not set prescription of reintroducing jumping after patellar tendinopathy.  You can keep up to date with Jake via Instagram: @jaketuura and his website www.jackedathlete.com .  To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork .  You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .


6 May 2021

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Coachcast Episode 12 - Tendon Health and Hypertrophy Clusters with Jake Tuura

Coachcast Podcast

Coachcast Episode 12 - Tendon Health and Hypertrophy Clusters with Jake Tuura


27 Feb 2021

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Episode 6 - Jake Tuura - Maximizing Your Training

Effortless Athlete

     Episode 6 features special guest Jake Tuura. Jake is former collegiate strength coach and now has his own online programs available at his website, www.jackedathlete.com. Jake talks about his journey as an athlete growing up in Wisconsin, his first collegiate job working under Cal Dietz and some of the struggles and frustrations he’s faced working for college programs.      We talk about our continuous efforts to progress the strength and performance world and the importance of admitting how little we really know. We also discuss the cultural gaps between different sports, why some athletes are more reluctant to commit to the weight room than others, and how we as coaches can better serve the athletes by understanding them.      Jake touches on the basic principles of his hypertrophy clusters, vertical jump and jumpers’ knee protocols. If you want more information on those programs just click the link we’ve included below. You can find Jake on instagram @jaketuura and all the information you need for his programs at https://jackedathlete.com/ 

1hr 6mins

10 Feb 2021

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Episode 73 - Jake Tuura - 3 Keys To Jumping Higher and Fixing Your Knees

Jochum Strength Podcast

On Today's episode of the podcast we have the one and only Jake Tuura, owner of The Jacked Athlete and creator of the Vertical Jump Protocol and Hypertrophy Cluster Ebooks talking about jumping higher, fixing your knees and keeping the objective truth! Thank You For Listening, Keep Chopping Wood!

1hr 1min

8 Feb 2021

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Ep. 20 - Jake Tuura

The Barbell Nerds Podcast

In episode 20 of the Barbell Nerds Podcast, we welcome Jake Tuura of Youngstown State University to the show. Jake works with a number of different sports at Youngstown and is the creator of jackedathlete.com which features many training programs like his vertical jump protocol. He also runs his own podcast with features awesome guests and awesome conversations to push the field of Strength and Conditioning.  We discuss the variance of volume appropriate for athletes of different training levels. This spurs us to discuss building buy-in with athletes through the training stimulus and the athlete's desire for training. We then chat about how to objectively measure the success and failure of a Strength and Conditioning Coach. We cannot thank Jake enough for joining us on our podcast. If you'd like to follow more of his content follow him on IG @jaketuura, @vertical_jump_protocol, @hypertrophy_clusters, the Jacked Athlete Podcast (iTunes and Spotify), and jackedathlete.com.  If you enjoyed listening to this episode, please rate, review, and share on the platform of your choice! We really appreciate the feedback!


9 Nov 2020

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Cutoffs and Coffee Episode 15: Jake Tuura "The Jacked Athlete"

Cutoffs and Coffee

Cutoffs and Coffee Episode 15 CT & James DiBiasio, with Jake Tuura, Youngstown State Assistant S&C Coach, Host of The Jacked Athlete Podcast, and creator of “Hypertrophy Clusters” and the “Vertical Jump Protocol.” Where to find them: IG: @therealct @jpdibiasio_ @t3performance @jaketuura JackedAthlete.com Jtuura2@gmail.com The Jacked Athlete Podcast Jake Tuura is not your typical strength coach.  He talks to hosts James and CT about everything he does differently, and the reasons why his tactics have made him successful in this industry.  We cover isometrics, knee/tendon health and jumpers knee, hypertrophy clusters, team training programming, mouth taping, 1x20, injury prevention vs injury reduction, and so much more.  There are so many gems to take from this conversation, whether you're a coach, or an athlete.  If you like what you heard, Jake has a podcast of his own that we suggest you checkout, called “The Jacked Athlete Podcast.” This episode is brought to you by Underdogg Fitness, the BEST Store and Go Foam Roller in the game! Underdoggfitness.com. @underdogg_fitness The video version can be found on YouTube, and the audio version can be found on apple podcasts!  Links are in the description! #t3performance #performance #podcast #motivate #hardwork #inspire #cutoffs #coffee #teach #workout #fitness #hypertrophy #jump #JumpersKnee #isometic #jacketathlete

1hr 20mins

3 Nov 2020

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Jake Tuura, Jumper’s Knee, Tendon Health, Building Muscle || Episode #43 [EN]

Upside Strength Podcast

Jake Tuura is is an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Youngstown State University. He specializes in athletic performance and muscle-gain optimization.Find Jake Online:Jake’s Website: http://jaketuura.com/blog/Jake on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaketuura/?hl=enJake on YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGi0IxcAiCyOGmvTjVqAHiwTopics:0:00 - Start0:28 - Intro0:41 - Jake’s Story 5:15 - What have you changed your mind about since starting out?20:08 - Jumpers knee & tendon health36:28 - The cost of building muscle for athletes47:00 - What currently fascinates you in the performance field?57:34 - What would you change in the field if you could?1:00:22 - Where can people find out more about you?Full Video Interview: https://youtu.be/pEd3HiNBqK0

1hr 2mins

24 Aug 2020