In-season Training Block:
As winter sports kick into gear, in-season training, in combination with our sport/activity, is crucial for continuing to increase strength, power, and greatly reduce the likelihood of injury throughout the sport season. Our current in-season training block will be utilizing velocity-based training (VBT) so that we may continue training at a high intensity without fatiguing ourselves prior to outdoor activities (i.e. skiing, snowboarding, etc.). The objective on the participants’ side during a VBT block is to move the prescribed weight as fast as humanly possible so the necessary adaptations may occur. Our current focus to move 60-75% of our training max to increase power.
Accommodating Resistance Block:
Moving forward from our previous block, we look to continue working on explosive strength while focusing on power (rate of force production). Our current block of training incorporates accommodating resistance to have a post-activation potentiation (PAP) effect on the lower-body plyometric exercise immediately following the movement. This adaption allows for an increase in the rate at which we can produce force in the ground.
Read on for a high-level overview of the programming to come!