Matt Jackson

Matt Jackson, CSCS, USAW L-1, is in his third season as the Strength and Conditioning coach at Baker University along with being an Assistant for Softball. As a Softball coach Matt helped lead 1 Honorable mention NAIA All-American, 2 First-Team All-Conferences and 2 Second-Team All-Conferences athletes in softball through the Heart of America Conference. As a Strength and Conditioning coach, Matt has had 3 athletes named NSCA Strength and Conditioning All-Americans. Matt earned his Bachelor Degree in Exercise Physiology from Washburn University where he was an All-MIAA Selection in baseball. After his playing days Jackson helped lead eight players selected to the All-MIAA team as an Assistant. Matt is a member of the National Strength & Conditioning Association, USA Weightlifting, and Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches association. Matt has been a part of the Strength and Conditioning staff as an intern for Washburn University, William Jewell College, Mid-America Nazarene University, and Colorado State University. Matt is currently working on his Master’s Degree in Sports Management from Baker University. Matt is a Native of Lincoln, Neb., and graduated from Lincoln North Star High School in 2010. He currently lives in Raymore, Mo. With his wife, Shelby.

Recent Posts

Why Training The Neck Is Important For Football

Posted by Matt Jackson on Nov 28, 2017 11:55:42 AM
In any sport there is a chance for trauma to the brain, especially in football. The chances for a high school team that has forty athletes playing in a ten-game season are that at least 4 of 40 athletes will end up obtaining a concussion during the season Emmett, ( 2015).  A concussion is defined as
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Topics: Build Strength, Neck

Deload to Reload

Posted by Matt Jackson on Nov 15, 2017 3:09:28 PM

All programs work; they only work for so long. Nothing works forever! Louie Simmons said it best “to adapt is not to adapt”. Hans Selye an endocrinologist stated that there are 3 stages of adaptation (Alarm, Resistance, and Exhaustion). One thing to keep in mind is that the body does not differentiate stressors. All stress is stress and is accumulative over time. Training affects 7 different biological systems.

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Topics: Recovery, Deloading

How to Maximize High Quality Reps with Potentiation Clusters

Posted by Matt Jackson on Nov 13, 2017 9:59:44 AM

As Strength and Conditioning coaches we are always looking to find an advantage in the weight room to help better our teams on the field. As a Strength and Conditioning coach, we are constantly repeating ourselves about how our athletes are performing high quality reps. What is the definition of a high quality rep? A high quality rep is done at maximum power and speed. The problem with this though is that power and speed tend to quickly drop off after two to three reps.

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Topics: Potentiation Clusters, Maximizing Reps

The Explosive Power Ratio

Posted by Matt Jackson on Sep 1, 2017 6:00:00 PM

Are you training your athletes to be in the optimal range for explosive power? Are your athletes
strong but cannot move? Are your athletes fast but are not strong? How do you know if your
training program is training the right stimulants for your athletes?

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Topics: Explosive Power, Ratio


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