March, 2013 - Complementary Training

• # Does Speed Work Work? My Response to Mike Tuchscherer’s Article [Part 2]

INTENSITY, LOAD, EFFORT, EXERTION… One thing I forgot to emphasize and explain in Load-Velocity profile (from now on L-V profile or L-V trade-off) was that all reps are done at MAXIMUM INTENTto lift as fast as possible (within technical limit). In another words EFFORT of each rep, at each LOAD was MAXIMAL.  In some strength circuits this…

• # Does Speed Work Work? My Response to Mike Tuchscherer’s Article [Part 1]

Does Speed Work Work? My Response to Mike Tuchscherer’s Article – Part 1 INTRODUCTION Mike Tuchscherer’s article Why Speed Work Doesn’t Work lifted a lot of dust. I have read Bret Contreras’, JL Holdsworth’s and Chad Smith’s responses and I have wrote some of mine ‘comment’ on Jim Wendler’s Facebook Wall. Today Mike contacted me and invited me to expand further and continue the discussion on his forum since...

• # Is Power/Speed Reading in Clean and Snatch Counterproductive?

Just had a great talk with Travis Fisher regarding velocity-based strength training (he is only one I know using it and trying to figure out a solid system) and we touched a little bit on using velocity/power readings during Olympic lifts.

• # The Problem With (Peak) Power (Calculus) – or Why I Don’t Believe in This Sacred Cow

I am going to say it straight ahead – coaches who believe that they are training peak power at certain percentage of 1RM are simply misguided. There are two important logical errors behind it.

• # Velocity Loss as an Indicator of Neuromuscular Fatigue During Resistance Training [Research]

To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to analyze the acute response to manipulating the number of repetitions actually performed in each training set with regard to the maximum number of repetitions that can be completed.

• # Running based intervals – Velocities table [Update]

I just updated the Excel file and added the typical workouts for the categories.