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263: Daniel Back on Advancing Methods in Jump and Sprint Training for Athletes

Just Fly Performance Podcast

Today’s show is with athletic performance coach, Dan Back.  Dan Back is the founder of “Jump Science” and is also a coach at Xceleration sports performance in Austin, Texas.  Dan reached an elite level in his own vertical jump and dunking ability, and has been helping athletes run faster, jump higher and improve overall physical performance for over a decade.  I first met Dan in my own time at Wisconsin, LaCrosse, where I was working on my master’s degree in applied sport sciences.When it comes to sports performance training, the two “KPI”s we are routinely searching for, are undoubtedly sprint speed and jumping ability.  Improvements here are harder to come by than simply improving a barbell strength exercise that is brand new to an individual.  On top of this, the higher velocity the movement, generally, the more difficult it is to improve.This is where there is a big difference in simply knowing information about training, and spending time talking to coaches who have been working hard on this skill themselves for years, and then have transmitted that knowledge into working with others.  Dan is a coach who really embodies what he is teaching on a regular basis.On today’s show, Dan talks about how his plyometric programs have changed over the years, where his plyometrics volume has shifted, volume in performing variations of various sport jumps, as well as in submaximal plyometrics, where big rocks like depth jumps fit in now. Key elements Dan looks at when coaching speed that fit with reactive abilities RSI, Strength/speed alternation, and knowing that you aren’t losing too much “explosive or maximal strength in the pursuit of speedToday’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 Points4:41 – Dan’s evolution as an athlete and coach & how he became interested in sports performance9:52 – Making jump training a sport: Is low rim dunk training the most effective for young athletes?14:10 – Sport jumps vs. “Fun” jumps & How have your views on plyometrics evolved over time?17:24 – Filling in the gaps in athletic history20:01 – What staple plyometrics do you use in your training besides jumping?25:34 – Building up from small, quick, easy movements31:05 – Are there plyometrics Dan don’t use anymore?32:38 – How Dan utilizes sprinting, warmups, and other exercises in athletic training39:51 – Measuring RSI in sprinting and how to “reverse engineer” RSI from a “sprint first” perspective46:33 – Dan’s approach to elimination and reintroduction of strength training and how to ensure one is not losing their maximal or explosive strength abilities when working on speed“I love [low rim dunk training] and I do think there’s a superiority there compared to just trying to touch the rim or touch the back board. One, because it’s just more fun. Two, to have success in the training, but then also there’s just this component of it’s not like a workout.”“Having that fun and even that creative, ideas-based, like oh I’m gonna try this dunk or I’m gonna try to dunk off one leg or whatever… having that fun, creative environment definitely makes a difference for the motor learning side of things and the motivation side of things.”“Hurdle hops are good but this is like a complimentary, forced development exercise. We want to have the base be not plyometrics, but the base be fun jumping and hopefully even diverse fun jumping.”“I believe in jump technique, I don’t overdo it… Sometimes if they don’t have those key skills, it’s like you’re kinda getting strong and not realizing any of it.”“Nowadays, really I would say sprinting is the plyometric that I have gravitated the most toward trying to make sure that is included in an athlete’s overall workload.”


15 Jul 2021

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Ep 43: Daniel Back- Developing Athleticism Before Strength, Choosing Strength Exercises That Won’t Disrupt Speed Development

Speed and Power Podcast

www.exxentric.com/speedandpower www.multidirectionalpower.com Daniel Back is an athletic development coach at Xceleration Sports Performance Lab in Austin, Texas. He’s best known for his website and instagram handle, jump.science. Here Daniel, has tons of articles on the science behind jumping higher and running faster.  www.jump.science https://www.instagram.com/jump.science/ 


4 May 2021

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Upper Left Performance #45 Daniel Back - Filling in Athletic Gaps for Youth Athletes, Overshoot vs. Super-Compensation, Sprinting

Upper Left Performance

Daniel Back is a performance coach in Austin Texas and the founder of Jump Science (website: jump.science). You can find him on IG @jump.science He has been working in the industry since 2012, but has long been a student of athletic performance particularly plyometrics and speed. Some of his YouTube videos on sprint mechanics and physics shattered my entire world when I first saw them and I’ve long been a fan of his approach and his counter-cultural thoughts on training In the episode today we discuss why strength training exclusively can limit adaptation in youth athletes and how filling in other athletic gaps first can be a better place to start. Then we dive into the overshoot phenomenon vs super compensation and how to be practical in programming for athletes given what we know about those factors. This leads to a discussion about negative adaptations and fiber types and how we need to consider these when writing training programs. Then we shift to speed and discuss max velocity for basketball players, what metrics and outputs Daniel tracks in his sprinters and how he thinks sprinting should be at the heart of training for most athletes. All of that and we didn’t even discuss jump training, which is Daniel’s bread and butter. Since we missed out on that make sure you check out his website jump.science and his IG of the same name and he’ll get your vert right. Thanks again to Daniel for hopping on for what was a terrific deep dive on some very thought provoking concepts.

1hr 5mins

29 Mar 2021

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Game Dunk Endurance! - Daniel Back @Jump.Science

Steven Celi Podcast

Today I'm joined by Speed and Jump Coach Daniel Back. He's helped me a ton over the years and today I picked his brain about incorporating cardio into my training so I can have better endurance so I can DUNK ON YOUR FAMILY!! @Jump.Science


25 Mar 2020

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Episode #11: Daniel Back (Jump Science)

Jacked Athlete Podcast

Notes: http://jackedathlete.com/podcast-11-daniel-back-jump-science/


25 Dec 2019

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Episode 186- Daniel Back- The Practical Science of Jumping

CVASPS The Podcast

“Look at the big picture and try to address everything we can there.”“Think critically and take measurements as you go and let those measurements guide you.”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/.Daniel Back joins us today to discuss all things jump training. After a quick run down of how he got down to Texas, Daniel shares with us how he’s evaluating the athletes he works with so he can provide best for them with their limited time schedules. We then discuss the limitations that they see with working with high school athlete’s who are also being “worked” with their sport teams at school. He then shares with us the work he did with one specific high school jumper and what seemed to improve this athlete’s performance. 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.You can find sensational content just like this in The Strength Coach Network. As a member of The Strength Coach Networks, you can access over 200 hours of the highest-level lecture content just like this one for 48 hours for only $1. Follow the link below to sign up and use the code CVASPS at check out to get a 48 hour trial for only $1. Check out The Strength Coach Network 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


21 May 2019

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Still Spinning 51 - Jump-Science Creator Daniel Back

Steven Celi Podcast

jump-science.comDaniel has been a great resource during my years of dunk training and has great success training people to get faster and jump higher. I got to hear more about his story, his passion for jumping and his training philosophy

1hr 13mins

27 Aug 2018

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Avsnitt 33 - Församlingen och den psykiska ohälsan Gäst: Daniel Back

Second Opinion

Den psykiska ohälsan växer i Sverige, och även bland många församlingar finns det kristna som lider av bland annat utmattningsdepression. Hur kan kyrkorna vara till hjälp för människor som befinner sig t.ex. i församlingens mitt - anställda eller volontärer - som bär på psykisk ohälsa? Vi samtalar med Daniel Back, som arbetat som pastor, men som blev sjukskriven för stressrelaterad psykisk ohälsa, om behovet bland församlingar av att vara vaksamma på tidiga signaler. Olof Edsinger och Jacob Rudenstrand kommenterar även den politiska debatten kring religiösa övertygelser som blir allt hetare ju längre in på valåret vi kommer.Vill du stötta podden ekonomiskt kan du Swisha en valfri gåva till 123 059 16 44 (www.getswish.se).Länkar som nämns i avsnittet:- Daniel Backs blogg, Mitt år i utmattningsdepression, https://danielbackblogg.wordpress.com/2014/04/08/mitt-ar-i-utmattningsdepression/- Sveriges Radio, Stöd till trossamfund kan bli villkorat, https://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=83&artikel=6950557- Dagen, Socialdemokraterna: Barn lär sig inte tänka i religiösa friskolor, http://www.dagen.se/nyheter/socialdemokraterna-barn-lar-sig-inte-tanka-i-religiosa-friskolor-1.1142718- SEA:s hemsida, Ny valkompass från evangeliska alliansen (What kind of society), http://www.sea.nu/viewNavMenu.do?menuID=55&oid=122930


16 May 2018

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Jesus är Herre i evighet - Daniel Back - Söderhöjdskyrkan


14 Aug 2016

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Kom som du är - Brustenhet - Daniel Back - Söderhöjdskyrkan


20 Sep 2015