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.