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Jan. 10, 2019

Is Sports-specific Training a Gimmick? w/Jacob Ross

Is Sports-specific Training a Gimmick? w/Jacob Ross

Can activities in the gym that are built around the requirements of a specific sport actually help athletes get better at that sport? Our good friend, Jacob Ross --  an athletic performance coach and consultant who currently works with Luol Deng...


Can activities in the gym that are built around the requirements of a specific sport actually help athletes get better at that sport?

Our good friend, Jacob Ross --  an athletic performance coach and consultant who currently works with Luol Deng of Minnesota Timberwolves – joined us as our expert to answer this question.

As always, the question spawns more questions:

  • Do better athletes just do better?
  • What’s the role of injury prevention?
  • Drills vs sport-adapted weight training

We kick off the episode talking about how technology is getting more challenging for us to keep up with.

Our ideas about the question start around 14:00.

Jacob shares his thoughts starting at around 27:00.

Huge thanks to Jacob for being our expert. You can find him on Instagram: @jacob.w.ross.

Hosted by Mike Farr (@silentmikke) and Jim McDonald (@thejimmcd).

Produced by Jim McDonald

Production assistance by Connor O’Neal.

Theme by Aaron Moore.

Branding by Joseph Manzo.