For years strength coaches relied solely on one-repetition maximum percentages to select loads for specific phases of program design. Today, however, more and more coaches have turned to velocity-based training for its pinpoint accuracy in measuring athletes’ explosive power through the monitoring of bar and body speeds. As one of the first books of its kind to feature this exciting new method for increasing explosive power, Velocity-Based Training takes an in-depth look into how to best incorporate velocity-based training (VBT) into an athlete’s training program.
Author Nunzio Signore is one of the most in-demand strength and conditioning coaches in New York and has worked with players from the Minnesota Twins, Anaheim Angels, New York Yankees, New York Mets, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Seattle Mariners, to name a few. In Velocity-Based Training, Signore will show you how bring your athletes to greater levels of strength, speed, and power at a faster rate. You will find the following:
Descriptions of the different types of VBT devices and the pros and cons of each, enabling you to select the best option for your needs
Instructions on how to use VBT to assess athlete readiness and set specific training parameters for maximum results
Information on how to use VBT to ensure athletes are training at the appropriate intensity according to where they are in their yearly training plan
Expert guidance on how to use VBT daily with athletes of various training ages and ability levels
Sample programming that includes exercises, intensities, and tempos for all four training seasons (postseason, off-season, preseason, and in-season), allowing you to set thresholds that minimize the potential for undertraining or overtraining
Eliminate the guesswork by using hard data for the design and implementation of training programs. With the help of Velocity-Based Training, you can safely and efficiently build stronger and more powerful athletes.
Earn continuing education credits/units! A continuing education exam that uses this book is also available. It may be purchased separately or as part of a package that includes both the book and exam.
Part I. What Is Velocity-Based Training? Chapter 1. Breaking the VBT Code Chapter 2. Understanding the Metrics Chapter 3. Tools of the Trade
Part II. Getting Started Chapter 4. The Special Strength Zones Chapter 5. Calculating a One-Rep Max Chapter 6. Using Autoregulation and Velocity Loss
Part III. Programming Chapter 7. Yearly Periodization Using VBT Chapter 8. Early Off-Season: Tissue Prep and Hypertrophy Chapter 9. Mid–Off-Season: Submaximal and Maximal Strengths Chapter 10. Late Off-Season and Preseason: Transfer to Sport-Specific Power Chapter 11. In-Season: Strength and Power Maintenance Chapter 12. Sample Programming
Nunzio Signore is a certified strength and conditioning coach and the owner and operator of Rockland Peak Performance (RPP). He is also a member of the American Baseball Biomechanics Society (ABBS) and director of the Pitching Lab in New Jersey. For the past 10 years, he has been one of the most in-demand strength and conditioning coaches in the New York and New Jersey areas, working with players from the Minnesota Twins, Anaheim Angels, New York Yankees, New York Mets, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Seattle Mariners, to name a few. He has written articles for publications such as Inside Pitch Magazine and speaks annually at baseball clinics such as Pitch-a-Palooza, Bridge the Gap, NY Coaches Convention, Be the Best, and Inside Baseball Coaches Conventions.
Signore also has served as an adjunct professor at St. Thomas Aquinas College, teaching theories and applications of strength and conditioning. In addition, he is a lecturer at Springfield College, SUNY Cortland, and Penn State and is affiliated with the Wake Forest Pitching Lab.
“Nunzio has done an excellent job of blending athleticism with technology. I highly recommend his book, Velocity-Based Training.” —Brian Cashman, General Manager of the New York Yankees
“Nunzio's understanding and practical application of velocity-based training are revolutionizing the field of strength and conditioning. This book will be a valuable addition to any strength and conditioning coaches’ library!” —Will Franco, MS, CSCS, Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Baltimore Orioles
“Velocity-based training is a highly effective and useful tool for any athlete. Nunzio provides great insight into its benefits for any coach, at any level, and at any time of the year.” —Ian Kadish, RSCC, CSCS, Director of Strength and Conditioning for the Minnesota Twins
“This book is sure to become a staple for strength coaches worldwide and will be a game changer for anyone preparing for a high-intensity athletic endeavor.” —Randy Sullivan, MPT, CSCS, CEO of Florida Baseball Ranch