You can think of data points as dots in an Impressionist painting. The more you provide, the better the overall picture. Adding propulsion numbers to VBT is one way of improving this painting.
Modeling a method of setting a new world record in the 50m freestyle can transfer over to other sports. The actual modeling involves terminology, chronology, constraints, and variables. With those in place, coaches can focus on the “3 E’s”: effectiveness, efficiency, and execution.
Crossing paths with sprint coach Pierre-Jean Vazel eight years ago resulted in a wealth of invaluable information that remains relevant today. It includes stride development, how to develop close relationships with athletes, and the necessity of careful record-keeping. P-J’s work with African 100m recordholder Olusoji Fasuba provides clear evidence of the success of his approach.
The progress and success of your athletes depend on a number of factors. Testing, testosterone levels, and sleep patterns are some of them. Noted sports physiologist Marco Cardinale provides information and insights you can incorporate into your program.
Training and testing speed can be a game-changer. The key to doing that while avoiding injury is minimum resistance sprinting. More and more coaches are discovering its benefits.
The current practice of using barbell speed measurements in the weight room is at a critical mass. Several pioneers in applied sport science and the coaching profession have moved the needle significantly, for both elite athletes and gym rats, with practical research and cutting-edge methodology. While Velocity Based Training (VBT) is a major factor in training the primary lifts, it’s the tip of the iceberg with what can be done by using comprehensive barbell analysis.
This proven and adaptable 6–step process dealing with hamstring injuries starts with intensive screening. It proceeds through testing, assessment, profiling, and evaluation. The final step involves following the RTP algorithm and making whatever tweaks seem necessary.
The kMeter takes raw data from the flywheel and converts it into usable scores in real time. These scores include a variety of metrics. This provides objective feedback. As more coaches begin using it, increasing dialogue will decrease injury risk and increase performance levels.
Force plates are a means of measuring ground reaction forces over a period of time. Pressure mapping shows the interaction between the foot and lower extremity and the ground. The best way toof take advantage of both technologies is in conjunction with other metrics and interpretations by skilled professionals.
Bar displacement helps evaluate technique, improve the quality of work, and increase safety. It facilitates orthopedic assessment, exercise setup, coaching assistance, and long-term analysis. It removes the guesswork and saves valuable coaching and athlete time by collecting important information.