Just Fly Performance Podcast
About This Show
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.
Most Recent Episode
86: Alex Natera: Elite Strength Development for Speed | Sponsored by SimpliFaster
2 days ago
Today’s episode features Alex Natera, Senior Athletic Performance Specialist at the GWS Giants. Alex has over twenty years of experience in high performance sport including time spent as a professional sportsman, a technical coach, a sport science lecturer, a published scientific researcher and his primary role as strength & conditioning coach.
Prior to the Giants, Alex was the Senior S&C Coach of Aspire Academy Athletics specializing in the sprint events. Alex has extensive work with the physical preparation of track and field athletes. He also has worked as a Rugby head coach, and has done physical preparation for over a dozen Olympic and Commonwealth games sports. Alex is currently completing his PhD from Bond University where he is investigating a novel aspect of power development, high volume power training and repeat power ability.
I first heard of Alex on the Historic Performance Podcast, and was truly intrigued by Alex’s way of thinking, which centered on using a series of maximal, specific isometric holds for speed development, and whereby his athletes were having great progressions in their overall training. I had never seen or heard of isometrics being used in such a manner for the training of track and field sprinters, and digging deeper, connected with Alex and in our correspondence, he put together one of the greatest Q&A pieces that Just Fly Sports has put out. Many months after its debut, it still continues to get likes and shares on social media.
Not only are Alex’s isometric methods different, but they get results. His methods also make sense. If you have followed the training ideals of Christian Thibaudeau, Anatoliy Bondarchuk, Michael Yessis, Cal Dietz, Bret Contreras, and DB Hammer and put them together in a simple way that helped to get sprinters maximally fast, then you would have the system of Alex Natera.
Today’s podcast was designed as a follow up to his article, and we dig into Alex’s background as an athlete, coach, and how he created his system of specialized strength training for speed and its progression. We will get into questions and ideas of supramaximal and isometric strength training, combining isometrics with plyometric training, specialized exercises for building speed, yearly progressions, and more.
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