Strength Training Across the Developmental Continuum for Speed-Power Athletes

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At the 2010 USATF Annual meeting, I gave a presentation on the benefits and best practices of strength training for speed-power athletes. Having recently recovered a failed hard drive that had all of my presentations from the past decade on it I figured I’d start putting them on the web for ‘re-runs’ presentations. In this one, I address the myths surrounding strength training for youths as well as lay out the benefits and most appropriate and safe methods for strength training for speed-power athletes between the ages of 8-20.


Mike Young

Mike Young

Founder of ELITETRACK at Athletic Lab
Mike has a BS in Exercise Physiology from Ohio University, an MSS in Coaching Science from Ohio University & a PhD in Biomechanics from LSU. Additionally, he has been recognized as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength & Conditioning Association, a Level 3 coach by USA Track & Field, a Level 2 coach by USA Weightlifting.
Mike Young

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@AthleticLab Owner. Fitness coach for @NorthCarolinaFC & @TheNCCourage. Former MLS Fitness Coach. Sport Scientist. Entrepreneur. Coach Educator.
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