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The Just Fly Performance Podcast is dedicated to all aspects of athletic performance training, with an emphasis on speed and power development. Featured on the show are coaches and experts in the spectrum of sport performance, ranging from strength and conditioning, to track and field, to sport psychology. Hosted by Joel Smith, the Just Fly Performance Podcast brings you some of the best information on modern athletic performance available.

Just Fly Performance Podcast Joel Smith, Just-Fly-Sports.com

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 359 Ratings

The Just Fly Performance Podcast is dedicated to all aspects of athletic performance training, with an emphasis on speed and power development. Featured on the show are coaches and experts in the spectrum of sport performance, ranging from strength and conditioning, to track and field, to sport psychology. Hosted by Joel Smith, the Just Fly Performance Podcast brings you some of the best information on modern athletic performance available.

    419: Andrew Paul on Movement Screens and Foot Dynamics in Athletic Performance

    419: Andrew Paul on Movement Screens and Foot Dynamics in Athletic Performance

    More show notes at https://www.just-fly-sports.com/podcast-419/



    Andrew Paul is the Director of Performance and Rehabilitation for the Oklahoma City Thunder. He is both a sports performance coach and a physical therapist.  Andrew has learned from a variety of performance and biomechanics experts and has a deep knowledge of individual factors in athletic movement, training, and performance.



    Individual factors in athletic movement and understanding the nuance of training in the athletic equation are where the future of training and performance is heading. At high levels of sport, this understanding becomes increasingly important to maximize players' health and vitality while catering to their primary performance drivers.



    Last time on the show, Andrew talked about the difference between propulsive and absorbing actions, as seen on court and in training. For this episode, we dig into Andrew's take on movement screens and how particular types of athletes tend to be biased to excel in those tests. We also deeply discuss forefoot and rearfoot-oriented elastic athletes and mid-foot dominant athletes and how these aspects play out in court movement and training. This was another fantastic discussion with a brilliant performance mind.



    Today’s episode is brought to you by TeamBuildr’s Gym Studio, and the Plyomat



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    The Plyomat is a functional, intuitive and affordable contact mat for jump and plyometric training and testing.  Check out the Plyomat at plyomat.net

    • 1 hr 11 min
    418: Chris Korfist and Dan Fichter on Complexes, Coordination and Breaking Sprint Barriers

    418: Chris Korfist and Dan Fichter on Complexes, Coordination and Breaking Sprint Barriers

    Chris Korfist and Dan Fichter are this week’s guests. Between the two of them, they have decades of successful coaching in the world of track and athletic performance training. They have each had a substantial journey in their study of human performance, and have made a substantial impact on the field in the process.



    Many years ago, Chris and Dan were on the podcast talking about the “DB Hammer” system, and how it impacted aspects of their speed and power training, particularly the individualizing aspect of auto-regulation and “drop-offs”.



    For today’s podcast, Chris and Dan get into details of their evolving approach to speed training, particularly on the level of complexes, and the methods they use to break limiting barriers of their athlete’s full potential.



    Today’s episode is brought to you by TeamBuildr’s Gym Studio, and the Plyomat



    Use the code “justfly25” for 25% off of any Lila Exogen wearable resistance training, including the popular Exogen Calf Sleeves. For this offer head to: Lilateam.com



    The Plyomat is a functional, intuitive and affordable contact mat for jump and plyometric training and testing.  Check out the Plyomat at plyomat.net



    TeamBuildr is an online software for coaches and trainers.  Use the code “JUSTFLY” for a free 30 day trial of the TeamBuildr software.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    417: Joel Smith Q&A on Sprint Complexes, Jump Training, and Dynamic Coordination

    417: Joel Smith Q&A on Sprint Complexes, Jump Training, and Dynamic Coordination

    More show notes at https://www.just-fly-sports.com/podcast-417/



    Today's podcast features a Q&A with Joel Smith. Questions this round revolve around facets of sprint complexes, jump training, reactive strength, youth sports, and much more.



    Today’s episode is brought to you by TeamBuildr’s Gym Studio (https://www.gymstudio.com), and the Plyomat



    Use the code “justfly25” for 25% off of any Lila Exogen wearable resistance training, including the popular Exogen Calf Sleeves. For this offer head to: Lilateam.com



    The Plyomat is a functional, intuitive and affordable contact mat for jump and plyometric training and testing.  Check out the Plyomat at plyomat.net



    TeamBuildr is an online software for coaches and trainers.  Use the code “JUSTFLY” for a free 30 day trial of the TeamBuildr software. 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    416: Chris Chamberlin and DJ Murakami on Applied Muscle Torques in Movement and Performance

    416: Chris Chamberlin and DJ Murakami on Applied Muscle Torques in Movement and Performance

    Today's podcast features Chris Chamberlin and DJ Murakami. Chris Chamberlin is the Head Coach and Director of Education at Weckmethod and has over 15 years of coaching experience. He is a leader in innovative thought in the fitness industry, focusing on movement efficiency, and works with athletes and individuals of all levels. DJ Murakami is a coach with over 15 years of experience in various movement practices like bodybuilding, Olympic weightlifting, strongman, movement culture, rock climbing, and more. He has created training courses like Chi Torque and the Predator Protocol, and mentors coaches and fitness enthusiasts through his organization, Human Strong.



    Various methods exist to understand human body function, including respiration, joint position, and movement assessment. Julien Pineau's "Torque Chains" simplifies this process, focusing on muscle layout and sensation of movement. Chris and DJ, incorporating ideas from Julien and David Weck (coiling), created a course called "Torque Chains." This course explores movement using internal and external torques ("fire" and "ice"), variations of these torques, and transitions between modes during complex movements.



    In today's episode, Chris and DJ delve into "fire" (ET) and "ice" (IT) torque chains. They discuss their applications for different populations, exercise implications, strengths vs. weaknesses, muscle chains' relation to psychology, running applications, and more. These concepts offer a profound understanding of body function, presenting an effective approach to movement analysis.



    Today’s episode is brought to you by TeamBuildr, the Plyomat, and LILA Exogen.



    Use the code “justfly25” for 25% off of any Lila Exogen wearable resistance training, including the popular Exogen Calf Sleeves. For this offer head to Lilateam.com





    TeamBuildr is an online software for coaches and trainers. Use the code “JUSTFLY” for a free 30 day trial of the TeamBuildr software at teambuildr.com.



    The Plyomat is a functional, intuitive, and affordable contact mat for jump and plyometric training and testing.  Check out the Plyomat at plyomat.net

    415: Andrew Sheaff on Constraints and the Art of Individualized Speed Development

    415: Andrew Sheaff on Constraints and the Art of Individualized Speed Development

    More show notes at https://www.just-fly-sports.com/podcast-415/



    Today's podcast features Andrew Sheaff. Andrew is a swim coach, most recently working at the University of Virginia where the Cavaliers won multiple NCAA team championships.  He is also the author of ‘A Constraints-Led Approach to Swim Coaching’, a book that examines how to build skills organically during the training process.  He is currently consulting with clubs and coaches to help them improve their skill development strategies. 



    On the last show Andrew spoke on empowering the technical development of the athlete, free from overcoaching, as well as how to create lasting change in technique and performance.



    On today’s episode, Andrew talks about timing and central motion factors in athletic movement, optimizing constraints for individual athletes, the art of scaling constraints up and down, aspects of over-speed and under-speed methods and much more.



    Today’s episode is brought to you by TeamBuildr and Plyomat.



    TeamBuildr is an online software for coaches and trainers. Use the code “JUSTFLY” for a free 30 day trial of the TeamBuildr software at teambuildr.com.



    The Plyomat is a functional, intuitive, and affordable contact mat for jump and plyometric training and testing.  Check out the Plyomat at plyomat.net

    • 1 hr 9 min
    414: Liz Gleadle on Javelin and the Dance of Athleticism

    414: Liz Gleadle on Javelin and the Dance of Athleticism

    More show notes at https://www.just-fly-sports.com/podcast-414/



    Today's podcast features Liz Gleadle. Liz is a three-time Olympian, high-performance consultant, and TEDx speaker. After retiring in 2022, Liz had a transformative epiphany, recognizing the profound impact of emotions on posture, movement quality, and power production. At that moment, she decided to "un-retire" and train with a whole new approach to rewire her mind and movement patterns for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.



    There is a wealth of material in training and coaching on exercises, sets, reps, parameters, and "positions" athletes should be in. In general, much of movement training is based on static ideas, positions, or black-and-white constructions. The reality of movement, training, and performance runs much deeper, is more connected, and has a far greater richness to it.



    On today's podcast, Liz speaks on her process of infusing dance, flow, and connection into the throwing javelin while also leveling up athletically. Liz digs into key aspects of training: "training side-quests," connectivity, overcoming fear in movement, and facilitating a dynamic ecosystem of training, learning, and growth. Liz has an expansive perspective on the deeper process of athletic movement, and this episode pushes into a new and powerful space of human performance.



    Today’s episode is brought to you by TeamBuildr and Plyomat.



    TeamBuildr is an online software for coaches and trainers. Use the code “JUSTFLY” for a free 30 day trial of the TeamBuildr software at teambuildr.com.



    The Plyomat is a functional, intuitive, and affordable contact mat for jump and plyometric training and testing.  Check out the Plyomat at plyomat.net

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
359 Ratings

359 Ratings

billy boy12345 ,

Best Sports podcast out there

Joel has amazing content he puts out. It’s very informative, helping me to understand the best way to train and get to know my body, if you’re looking for new workout ideas or just want to learn more body fundamentals, this the podcast for you!

护兰使者 ,

This is great when physics not butchered

Might be good to get Sam on the poddy to explain the physics

LisaIsHereForIt ,

Joel knows performance!💪

Joel and his incredible guests talk all things strength and performance, not only providing insight we wouldn't have otherwise, but also giving athletes the tools they need to get stronger and better. The best part is it all comes from truly engaging guests who know fitness inside and out. Thanks so much for putting out such a spectacular show Joel - keep up the great work!

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