Velocity-Based Strength Training - Complementary Training

• # Velocity Based Training Tips for Newbies: VBT Quick Start Guide

By on 19/10/2017

Using velocity measurements to inform your training decisions can be confusing and challenging if you are unfamiliar with the why’s and the how’s of a VBT program. I’ll discuss that and more in the rest of this article.

• # Novel Strength Metric: Video interview with Robert Frederick

I stumbled on Robert Frederic by accident, probably through Facebook. So, after exchanging few messages with him, I decided to do a video interview and a Q&A regarding the “exertion load” metric, as well as his app. We have also touched a bit on Velocity Based Training concepts. Enjoy this video and please leave your comments and questions on...

• # VBT, Heuristics and Prilepin

In this video I am discussing few ideas regarding velocity based training (VBT): 1) Potential research in velocity based training (VBT) domain (which will most likely become my PhD thesis) regarding the exhaustion-velocity relationship; 2) The flaws of using % Drop in velocity when stopping a given set, as a way (or metric) that ensures the quality of the...

• # Velocity Based Strength Training Q&A

I have recently done a Q&A session with Christian Bosse, who is strength and conditioning coach at National Olympic Committee in Netherlands, on the topic of VBT (Velocity Based Training).

• # The Future of Velocity Based Training

he advancements in the (micro) technology and analytics achieved that their accessibility and affordability to the average gym goer increased tremendously in the last couple of years. Everything started with live HR measurements, and eventually resulted in the GPS watches and activity trackers, as well as barbell/body velocity trackers such as the PUSH device.

• # “Novel” Metric to Compare Athletes Using Their Load-Velocity Curve

The question is simple: “What could be used to compare athletes across time and among themselves, taking into account the full load-velocity continuum, but taking into account their strength levels and body weight?”. You can find my answer here

• # Velocity Based Strength Training Workshop

I knew I was preaching to the choir of experienced coaches, so I wanted to cover practical applications of the VBT as one “novel” way of prescribing and controlling training. I thought live testing would be much more appreciated than fancy graphs and theory, as it would also show the problems of “when the rubber meets the road” issues...

• # Great Articles on Velocity Based Training

Recently there is a HUGE interest in Velocity Based Training (VBT), especially with the growth of more affordable measurement devices such as PUSH and growth of wearable devices that uses algorithms (machine learning) to estimate barbell velocities from accelerometer data.

Check the recent VBT articles