Episode 238: Jason Feairheller - Multi-Directional Power development

This episodes guest is Jason Feairheller from Function & Strength.

When Jason began his training career, he had an interest in developing athletic speed and power, and over the past decade, that interest has turned into a passion. In addition to training, he has lectured on strength and conditioning as an adjunct professor at Immaculata University. Jason has been sought out for his knowledge and application for speed and power development. Jason has also been featured on several podcasts talking about his concept of Multidirectional Power. He has also contributed articles on speed training, as well as taught the course, “Functional Speed Training for the Fitness Professional and Healthcare Provider.”

On this episode Jason and I discuss:

  • Jason's background
  • Jason tells us about his background coaching street hockey
  • Jason shares his insights into multi-directional power development
  • I ask Jason how he structures training sessions at Strength & Function
  • We discuss transfer of training
  • Jason talks about vestibular training
  • I ask Jason what is a plyometric?
  • I ask Jason, if he could invite 5 people to dinner, dead or alive, who would he invite and why?
  • I ask Jason for his top and current reading recommendations

This was an outstanding episode and I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!

Stay Strong,



Show Notes:

Website - functionandstrength.net

Facebook - Function & Strength

Twitter - @TrueFXS

Instagram - functionandstrength


Books Mentioned:

Anatomy of Agility 


Podcasts Mentioned:

Lee Taft - Performance Podcast: Episode 35 - Developing Multi-Directional Power (With Jason Feairheller)

Physical Preparation podcast - Jason Feariheller on Building Multi-Directional Speed and Power

ATSW - Episode 234: Ryan Harrison - vision training to enhance performance

Just Fly Performance Podcast #68 - Robbie Bourke on Isometrics, Periodization and Holistic Performance

People and Resources Mentioned:

Ryan Heickert

Marty Tomes

Dan John

Pavel Tsatsouline 

Dan Pfaff

Dan Pfaff - Rudiment Jump Series

Pat Davidson

Bill Hartman

Gary Gray

Joel Jamieson

Westside Barbell

Yuri Verkhoshansky 

Ty Terrell

Bondarchuk - Exercise classification


Al Vermeil 

Al Vermeil Hierarchy 

Ryan Harrison 

Bill Harrison 

Wayne Gretzky


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