Training Theory Parts 2 & 3

This post will outline some of the main points from parts 2 & 3 of Dr Brad DeWeese’s Training Theory video series for the International Coaching Enrichment Certificate Program. Part 1 was an hour long, whereas parts 2 & 3 are much shorter, and I’ll evaluate Parts 4 & 5 later this week.

Key points from Part 2:

  • Stronger athletes can produce increased power outputs
  • Seamless Sequential Integration – training theory which bridges block periodization and vertical integration, nutrition, and motor learning
  • There is no awkward transition between phases, just a logical order combining previous phases into a unified system
  • Procedural memory – the memory of how to perform a task
  • Can napping increase motor skills? REM sleep goes over concepts learnt during training and reinforces the memory of rehearsing tasks
  • Process of skill acquisition: cognitive > associative > autonomous
  • Double Knee Bend (DKB) – break it down, practice movements in part (first pull > pull to knee – hold – transition to mid-thigh > mid thigh pull)
  • Adopt a short-to-long approach for team sport athletes
  • Average 300m/session – long-to-short = 3 x 100m, whereas short-to-long = 30 x 10m
  • The above example links to procedural memory, as more repetitions allows 30 opportunities to master efficient biomechanics of the movement. A longer approach only increases the likelihood of bad mechanics, repeatedly.
  • Short-to-long approach allows for phase potentiation; a good May > good June > good July
  • Short-to-long limits sharp increases in volumes exposed to if perform long/whole movements, it is more efficient to perform short/part practice – procedural memory

Key points from Part 3:

  • High-to-low intensity strategy allows recovery of neuromuscular, muscular, and metabolic systems
  • This allows the body to increase the level of preparedness, allowing thought processing and velocities of actions to happen fast
  • Combining strength and speed is more effective than: strength session day 1 > speed session day 2 for example = too much high intensity exposure. More effective to perform strength and speed > 48 hours recovery > next session
  • Performing extensive tempo work restores blood flow – therapy without going to the medical staff
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