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

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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.

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