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January 13, 2014 at 12:01 pm #31149
Is there some place where I could find a progression of VAT cycles, or is this just someting you put together by trial and error. Did you include these in your first book?
November 6, 2013 at 12:11 pm #31147
By VAT are you referring to a form of linear periodization. I remember you breifly talking about this at a Hammer Strength clinic, and saw you referred to it in a recent post. I am just trying to get some clarification on the true meaning of the term. I briefly skimmed through past posts to find a definition or explaination but still have some confusion on the term. Also, is this something you would use for an entire block of training ( saw where you mentioned high school athletes), a cycle, a certain tier, or all of the above?
October 24, 2013 at 12:10 pm #31144
When do you fit in your prehab exercises such as neck, wrist, knee, ankle, etc.. Do you believe those are areas that only need to be done twice a week on your T-Th workouts as corrective exercise?
I will sometimes hit the neck and wrists everyday but in different angles. My neck work for instance might be weighted on M-W-F, but manual of T-TH. That is one area in the sport of football that I want to say I did everything I could to prepare the kid for contact. At the end of every season I get with the athletic training and take a look at our injury list from the prior season. Based on that I prioritize what I need to do a better job of strengthening.
I like what you said about don’t crush what lies ahead. Thanks.
October 22, 2013 at 12:10 pm #31142
Guys tell me what you think about the following workouts. I have put this together for what I call developmental players in our high school football program (Junior Varsity kids). I am putting this out there because I am not sure if I have butchered the integrity of the tier system or not. It is normal for me to couple a main tier lift with other smaller exercises (super/tri set). Our kids work in groups of three and I call the workout on the whistle. Here is an example of a Monday lift.
Front Box Squat
Gripper and Neck
Grip 2 Bench
Posterior Chain Lift
Finish with a Pull ?up routine/stretch
My question is this. Does the integrity of the system get messed up by including Tier #4 and #5 exercises with Tiers 1-3?
The other question I had was whether or not I am doing too much on the Tuesday/Thursday workouts. Those are days that I call running days, but really they are pre-hab, SIDs, agility, metabolic days.February 10, 2012 at 12:02 pm #31051
I e-mailed you with my school e-mail on Monday or Tuesday. Not sure if you knew it was me. Shoot me a quick e-mail to let me know if you got it. Thanks.January 28, 2012 at 12:01 pm #31049
I will soon be taking a position in a new system coordinating the strength and conditioning for grades 6-12. I have already looked at the example of “Block 0” under the professional portal. I am curious as to what the protocol is for advancing from Block 0 to Block 1. If your athletes are performing all of the exercises prescribed do you immediately move them to Block 1, or do you train them all as Block 1 athletes for the entire year. Also, is there any other sites I could use to help me formulate a plan of attack. I noticed in one post there was mention of another book or something. I wasn’t sure if there was any more information out there that could help me. ThanksAuthorPostsViewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)