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True Speed Training W/ PJ Nestler – Episode 238

If you like to go fast, this episode is for you.

This week we interview PJ Nestler at Velocity Sports Performance. PJ works with some of the top athletes in the game, ranging from top MMA fighters to athletes in the NHL and NFL. We stopped by his facility to pick his brain about speed training, and the misconceptions around this training adaption.

Little known fact- most people who are doing “Speed Training” are in fact not actually hitting it like they could. There are a few reasons why, but the big one is simply because true speed training doesn’t actually feel like a balls to the wall training session …like say, a tough Weightlifting session or an intense metcon.

PJ and Andy nerd out on the science in this one and bring to light how to tackle speed training effectively, and how you can apply it into your programming. We chat about how to know when your body is ready to hit a speed training session, what type of movements and protocols you can use, and a bunch of other gems around getting fast.




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PJ also has a special offer for the Shrugged listeners.

If you are a BJJ competitor or anyone looking to take on a balanced strength and conditioning program, he’s put together a 12 week program to help you get more athletic on the mat.

You can learn more about the program here



Mike Bledsoe


  • Quick question, I am listening to the portion of the PJ episode when he is talking about shutting down speed work if the movement integrity is not there or has been lost throughout the session. I totally agree that this is necessary most of the time especially when the form is significantly breaking down but at the same time for a lot of athletes isn’t the goal to get them to move better and more effeciant under some sort of fatigue?

    Love the show. Thanks guys.

    • Our focus for this topic is specifically related to speed, strength and movement. Fatigue is something that I think we addressed later in the show. Speed isn’t improved under fatigue.

      Overall, if movement is breaking down under fatigue you are practicing to move that way under fatigue.

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