In this episode of the David Grey Rehab Podcast, I welcome Jason Feairheller, the co-owner of Function and Strength, a gym centered around developing explosive, powerful athletes. Along with teaching seminars on speed and power development, Jason is the host of the Speed and Power Podcast and has created an online course entitled Improving Game Speed With Multidirectional Plyometrics.
Listen in as we talk about how Jason approaches change of direction training in athletes, the best way to improve how the body moves, and his thought process around intensity vs. volume vs. complexity.
You’ll also learn why Jason trains for explosive speed and power, his framework for plyometric work and jump training, and much more. Jason has a wealth of knowledge you definitely want to tap into, so tune in!
“When we look at change of direction work, that is the ultimate assessment for how someone can move on the field.” – Jason Feairheller
Episode Timeline | What You’ll Learn:
00:00 – Introducing Jason Feairheller & The topics of today’s episode.
04:35 – Jason’s most recent seminar on improving game speed with multidirectional power.
05:39 – The best way to get someone to move better.
10:30 – Why change of direction work is important or athletes.
17:58 – Why Jason trains for explosive speed and power.
31:42 – How important is improving plyometric ability?
38:56 – Tips for progressing change of direction and becoming less choppy.
41:24 – Categorizing changes of direction: Attacking, side to side, and retreating drills.
45:41 – Jason’s approach to jump training, landing, and working on stability.
56:49 – How often do you do high intensity training?
1:00:19 – Do you use supplementary lower leg and foot strength work?
1:05:44 – How to connect with Jason & What happened after Conor McGregor followed him on Instagram.
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About the Guest:
Jason is the co-owner of Function and Strength, a gym centered around developing explosive, powerful athletes. When Jason began his training career in 2007, he had an interest in developing athletic speed and power, and over the years, that interest has turned into a passion. Along with teaching seminars on speed and power development, Jason has created an online course entitled Improving Game Speed With Multidirectional Plyometrics, which can be found at multidirectionalpower.com. Jason is also the host of the Speed and Power Podcast.
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