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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Jake Schuster. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Jake Schuster, often where they are interviewed.

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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Jake Schuster. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Jake Schuster, often where they are interviewed.

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Episode 204-Jake Schuster- 90% is not 100%

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“90% is not 100%, 80% definitely is not 100%” “The most successful teams, the most coherent performance to medicine staffs that I’ve observed, everybody knows what they’re there for and what they’re being counted on for, and what their super power is, and what their blind spots are.” This episode of The Podcast is brought to you by Exxentric, the makers of the kBox and kPulley. Exxentric is the world leader in fly wheel training technology providing multiple pieces to fit your budget and needs to better serve your athletes. North American customers looking for more info should contact Andreas at andreas.ahlstrom@exxentric.com or 503-739-1391. All others, or to learn more about the kBox, kPulley and flywheel training, please go to their website at: https://exxentric.com/. Today I have the absolute pleaser to sit down and talk developing speed with Jake Schuster. After a quick intro Jake dives right into some of the best practices he has seen to actually make people faster. This includes him discussing the roles of motor control, which has become sexy of late, and affecting the force/velocity profile. This leads Jake down the rabbit hole of the role of the force/velocity profile, and how it can be impactful in the physical preparation of their athletes. We then discuss some guidelines for evaluating athletes in these areas and where he has seen errors come from trying to get numbers too early. Next, Jake shares with us some things that he has observed with working with staffs all over the world, and what has made some groups more successful than others. Jake then shares with us some advice on looking at force plate information, including what he feels may be a bit over rated. We finish off with a little self reflection and talking “if I knew then what I know know.” Make sure you give him a follow at @coolhandjakegs on twitter and instagram. We are hoping to provide the best possible content for strength coaches with each of our shows. If feel this could provide value for anyone else in the strength and conditioning field please feel free to share. Enjoy the content? Then you should check out The Strength Coach Network! We built The Strength Coach Network to provide you three ways become the best practitioner possible. First, each month we add a new lecture from one of the best practitioners in the world to help keep you and your staff up to date with what the best of the best are doing with their athletes RIGHT NOW! Secondly, the forum provides you a new avenue to connect with practitioners around the world to find a unique point of view from coaches all over the world when it comes to career advice, training ideas, or any aspect of our lives in coaching. Finally, you get exclusive discounts on all products CVASPS related, INCLUDING your seat at The Seminar! When you add those three in with our library of over 100 sensational lectures, including all of those from The Central Virginia Sport Performance Seminar, you have found your one stop shop for continuing education for you and your staff. Make sure you hop over today and get your first 48 hours for only $1 by using the link here: https://strengthcoachnetwork.com/cvasps/ #StrengthCoach, #StrengthAndConditioningCoach, #Podcast, #LearningAtLunch, #TheSeminar, #SportsTraining, #PhysicalPreparation, #TheManual, #SportTraining, #SportPerformance, #HumanPerformance, #StrengthTraining, #SpeedTraining, #Training, #Coach, #Performance, #Sport, #HighPerformance, #VBT, #VelocityBasedTraining, #TriphasicTraining, #Plyometrics
Sep 24 2019 · 32mins
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161: Jake Schuster on Running Performance in Team Sport, Robust Training, and Advancing Force Plate Metrics | Sponsored by SimpliFaster

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Today’s episode features Jake Schuster, sports performance coach, consultant and researcher hailing from Boston, Massachusetts

Jake has his MSc from renowned Loughborough University in the UK and completed work towards his doctorate in New Zealand with the national Rugby Sevens teams through the Rio Olympics. He has published in the on both rugby and force velocity profiling and has several ongoing research projects further detailing what exactly it is that makes people fast, and how they can get faster.

Jake has spent that past year working as the Senior Sports Scientist for Vald Performance, traveling the world visiting elite sporting clients and getting a unique insight into global best practices.

Jake previously appeared on episode #109 where he talked at length on how he was integrating cutting edge exercises and technology into a training model for track and field athletes, particularly sprinters featuring his utilization of Alex Natera’s isometrics and force plate analysis.  Jake’s knowledge and abilities are a very impressive blend of both understanding science and data trends, while also having a creative and integrative coaching mind.  This integrative ability is just one thing that makes me thrilled to have Jake back for another episode.

On today’s show, Jake and I discuss the optimal relationship between sport science and coaching (if you aren’t in a high performance department you may want to skip to around the 30:00 mark in the show), speed development and hamstring injury prevention, evolving thoughts on Frans Bosch work, robust running and water bags, concepts from force plates that show up in acceleration, and more.

Today’s episode is brought to you by SimpliFaster, supplier of high-end athletic development tools, such as the Freelap timing system, kBox, Sprint 1080, and more.
Key Points

International differences in sport science utilization
How Jake sees the optimal relationship between sport science/data and the art of coaching
Speed development and hamstring injury prevention in the context of team sports
Jake’s evolving thoughts on the work of Frans Bosch and waterbag training
Force plate’s transfer to other skills aside from vertical jumping and landing
Aspects of force plate measurements that transfer highly to acceleration
Questions and topics for this year that Jake is considering
“The best and first question (in a sport science/monitoring situation) is to talk to the athlete”

“(Regarding the interaction of sport science and coaching) People don’t talk to each other now, we are always on our phones, looking at numbers”

“The teams that have very few injuries, especially running soft tissue injuries, they make darn sure that their athletes are exposed to maximum velocity running very often.  At least once every 5 days.  The teams that say “80%’s fine… they often have more (hamstring injuries)”

“The eccentric hamstring question… if anyone thinks it’s still a question, then they are paying too much attention to twitter”

“We have one identified, modifiable risk factor for hamstring injuries in the literature and that is eccentric hamstring strength, and we have a whole lot of research underneath that that shows that it is fascicle length that is one of the main morphological determinants and we can affect that with eccentric hamstring training”

“One of my favorite variables on a force plate is eccentric deceleration rate of force development; how fast we can brake”

“The countermovement test (on a force plate) is an idiot proof test of neuromuscular status”

“Concentric rate of power development gets absolutely caned on twitter for whatever odd reason… it’s a brilliant metric… if they just named it acceleration nobody would say anything because we are looking at watts per second… when we saw that go up in sprinters their 60m improved and their coach said they were getting better out of the blocks”

“In our group,
Aug 01 2019 · 55mins

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109: Jake Schuster: Raw Essentials of Sprint and Jump Transfer and Monitoring in Performance Training | Sponsored by SimpliFaster

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Today’s episode features strength coach and sport scientist, Jake Schuster.  Jake is a coach who has brilliantly connected the dots in terms of research, technology and data collection, and transfer to athletic performance in both the team sport and individual (track and field) environment.

Jake Schuster leads the physical preparation of Florida State University sprints and hurdles groups on the Track and Field team and serves as the liaison between FSU Strength and Conditioning/Sports Performance and the ISSM. He works alongside Dr. Michael Ormsbee to oversee several MSc thesis students in applied research projects.

I’ve loved talking with coaches about the raw, specific qualities associated with high performance sprinting for a long time.  Although sprint derivatives are of the highest importance in getting faster, every coach I talk to is invariably interested in things seen in jumping or resistance exercise that could deliver transfer to speed and execution on the track or field of play.  After all, that’s the reason we train.

In this regards, Jake Schuster is an expert in blending data from tools such as the force plate and Nordbord hamstring unit, and integrating it into what is seen in on-track performance.  He also has great wisdom in how this process works in getting field sport athletes to their highest performance. On today’s podcast, Jake delivers pragmatic information on asymmetry, force development in jump tests, isometric and hamstring training protocols for sprinters, approaching general strength means for track versus team sport athletes, and more.  As a former strength coach for track and field, this is one of my favorite podcasts on the topic to date. 

Today’s episode is brought to you by SimpliFaster, supplier of high-end athletic development tools, such as the Freelap timing system, kBox, Sprint 1080, and more.  
Key Points:

Some recent lessons Jake has learned working as a strength and conditioning coach for track and field
Some of the quantitative things that Jake looks for using KPI data in regards to speed and sprinting
Asymmetries, when they are a big deal and when they aren’t
Top KPI movements in transfer to speed
Building performance in a individual sport athlete (such as track or swimming) versus a team sport athlete
Eccentric and isometric training concepts
Jake’s attitude towards maximal “general” strength work in training track speed, (squats and deadlifts)
Training track and field or team sport athletes based on squat patterning dominance versus deadlift patterning dominance
Jake’s thoughts on velocity based training

“We try too hard to put people into boxes in training, and it just doesn’t work that way”

“We try to look at the stability of asymmetries, we aren’t trying to get someone from 15% down to 10% that might not be a productive task, but if someone is normally 10% and one day they show up at 20%, then maybe we need to go to the physio table to make sure you don’t get hurt.”

“On the Nordbord our greatest asymmetry came in our horizontal jumpers… they have bigger asymmetries than our high jumpers…. their takeoff leg hamstring was stronger”

“We can cause more damage and injury risk by correcting asymmetries than leaving them alone”

“Supine single leg ISO push has huge transfer to 100m sprint proficiency”

“We know that longer fascicles means less injury risk; eccentrics yield longer fascicles”

“The most important thing we can do as practitioners is provide our athletes the ability to work on their skills as much as possible, and from a physical preparation standpoint the second best thing we can do is to bring them to the pitch healthy and ready to get maximal velocity exposure as often as possible”

“Olympic lifts are not as difficult to teach as we make them out to be”

“If you only have two coaches in the room and you are spending half of your time and energy pulling strings out of boxes,
Aug 01 2018 · 55mins
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2: Data to Drive Performance with Jake Schuster, Florida State University

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Kitman Labs' CEO Stephen Smith sat down with Florida State University Strength and Conditioning Coach, Jake Schuster. In this podcast Jake shares some of his personal performance philosophy around strength, speed and plyometrics. He also shares how he has been using data to help enhance performance within FSU's Athletics Department.

Jan 23 2018 · 24mins

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Jake Schuster, Ep 26, How to Get Your Players to Run Fast

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Jake Schuster is an American strength coach who is currently completing his PhD in New Zealand. He is looking at how to best train speed in 7's and worked very closely with the New Zealand women's 7's team, the Black Ferns. He has worked with Cressey Performance in the U.S. and the Netherlands Olympic Federation, as well as various other roles in the Germany and the U.K. Jake is the host of the Well Traveled Wellness podcast and can be be found via @W_T_Wellness and @CoolHandJakeGS
Aug 21 2016 · 32mins
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Podcast #30: How to Make Olympic Sevens Athletes Faster with Jake Schuster

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Jake Schuster is a PhD Student working primarily with New Zealand womens 7s rugby. He has arrived at this post via stints with Cressey Performance and the Netherlands Olympic Federation. In [...]


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Jul 09 2016 · 47mins
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016:Using Sports and Athletics to Bridge Cultural Gaps with Jake Schuster & Rowan Rimington

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I HAD A BLAST with this episode. If you can picture a mix of Europe, Africa and North America and guys being guys chatting about sports, this is THAT episode. I also loved the perspective they both brought and how they bridge cultural gaps and develop relationships across continents by changing lives for the better. Jake Schuster and Rowan Rimington who combine a dozen years of experience working with elite, professional and Olympic athletes across 9 countries with research degrees in Exercise Physiology and Sports Nutrition for an intimate understanding of just what drives human performance. They run their business Well Traveled Wellness (WTW) from wherever they want: presently, Thailand! For more show notes please head over to www.uydmag.com/podcast/jakeandrowan

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Dec 02 2014 · 35mins