2 Essential Training Methods for Improving Agility
Speed/ Plyometrics/ Conditioning

2 Essential Training Methods for Improving Agility

We’ve all seen the endless “agility” videos on Instagram and Youtube. They go something like this… An athlete performs the “Icky Shuffle” through a “speed ladder”, then quickly transitions into a few figure 8’s around some strategically-placed cones…next comes the salsa-dance-looking moves around a few more cones…and finally there’s a hop, skip or a jump over a handful…

SPEED has arrived!
Speed/ Plyometrics/ Conditioning

SPEED has arrived!

I am extremely excited to announce that our SPEED DVD & Manual has finally arrived!!! I feel the strength & conditioning industry (or whatever we’re calling it these days) is in desperate need of quality information regarding speed training and this product delivers, BIGTIME!  The SPEED DVD reveals our favorite drills and best coaching cues for…

Joe DeFranco SPEED interview & manual review
Speed/ Plyometrics/ Conditioning

Joe DeFranco SPEED interview & manual review

Check out this SPEED interview I did with Erik Rokeach: For those interested in the specific content of our SPEED manual, here’s a page-by-page review: I am extremely excited to announce that SPEED is finally available and can be purchased here… SPEED: Practical & Proven Methods for Team Sport Athletes -Joe D. 

How to Run a 4.2-second 40 Yard Dash!
Speed/ Plyometrics/ Conditioning

How to Run a 4.2-second 40 Yard Dash!

In my previous blog post, I revealed my Top 9 Drills to Improve Acceleration Technique. That blog post was well-received from my readers due to it’s “timely” nature. You see, it’s Combine training season and 75% of the “Ask Joe” questions I receive during this time of year pertain to improving the 40 yard dash. …

Top 9 Drills to Improve Acceleration Technique
Speed/ Plyometrics/ Conditioning

Top 9 Drills to Improve Acceleration Technique

Utah State running back, Michael Smith, performs the “Prowler march”   In honor of “Combine Training season”, I’ve decided to provide a fool-proof list of drills that have helped us produce some of the fastest football players in the country. All of these acceleration drills are “economical” exercises that are simple to teach and provide…