Coaching, jumps, sprints & more
Everything about jumping and sprinting and how to improve your performance
Progress is being made on my coaching & fitness youtube channel - John Shepherd Track & Field Coach - author & editor.
I've been making videos from our training sessions on topics that seem to come up and are hopefully of interest. (I guess they must be to some extent due to the growing subs and views). I've also had some good feedback from other coaches and from other websites and social media. Speaking of the latter, do check-out The Jumper's Brain, run by Bernard. He carefully selects coaching articles from around the world on all the jumps. There's been some great articles from Simplifaster.com and a jumps roundtable involving coaches such as Dan Pfaff & Nick Newman (who I believe pulls these together). Implemented some of the startegies for improving run-up accuarcy recently. Think I'll produce a video on this sometime in the future.
Thanks to those of you reading and commenting on my blog and on my youtube channel and wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and PB-full New Year, for all you athletes.
In this video I explain why going in different directions and performing stopping movements will improve your jumping and sprinting and increase injury resistance. I also not try to be too boring when I try to explain what eccentric and concentric muscular actions are and what the stretch/reflex is and why enhancing eccentric ability and improve jumping and sprinting.
Early summer, I was involved in the making of a TV programme for the Olympic Channel. It featured one of the athletes I coach Pippa Earley. Pippa is a very talented multi-eventer. She's been ranked at the top of u15 and u17 age group rankings for multi-events, long jump and hurdles for the last couple of years. Pippa has always wanted to "be" Jessica Ennis-Hill. She has the talent and time will tell.