Implementing Velocity Based Training [Slidedeck]


I recently returned from the Proformance Child to Champion conference in the UK where I presented alongside some brilliant sports scientists and coaches. I gave three presentations, one of which was a pre-conference lecture and hands-on workshop on Velocity Based Training (VBT). I’m a big believer in the benefits of VBT and think they extend far beyond simply knowing how fast a bar is moving. Having access to velocity and power metrics allows a coach to:

  • Monitor training readiness and adaptations,
  • Keep athletes motivated, mindful and full of intent (to ensure high effort / intensity),
  • Allows for auto-regulation and threshold based training

Here’s the slidedeck from that presentation. As usual my slidedecks are quite spartan so if you have any questions please post to the comment section.

If you found this presentation informative you might be interested in my talks at the upcoming High Performance Athletic Development Clinic (#HPAD16) on May 28-29 where I’m speaking alongside Boo Schexnayder, Bob Alejo, Greg Gatz, Nate Brookreson, and Ryan Horn. At least two of the presenters will be discussing the use of VBT metrics in training and monitoring.
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.
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