Notes from Science of Speed with Matt Jordan
Other ways besides maximum lifting
· If you don’t have an athlete that doesn’t respond to maximal lifting then find a new way.
· You cannot blanket the athlete into the same category as the others. Make training
· He uses EMG and measures dynamic lifting and compares it to maximal strength training. (He compares the two stimuli)
· There is a potent neuromuscular response to lifting moderate weight explosively.
· If an athlete is later in their career (like 10 to 15 years in) how do you get them through the wear and tear injuries they have had over their career. (Compare and contrast heavy lifting for your athlete)
· David Dame is a researcher from Canada. He put out an article on
· Following a block of heavy resistance training you have a shift in the type IIx fibers to type IIa fibers. You are essential lifting the fastest fast
Talking on Zatsiorsky book Science and Practice
· Two ways to go about increase the maximum strength or increase the rate of force development. –
· Zatsiorsky said in the book, dynamic method using lower and middle intensities at maximum speed is good for
· This is also heavily dependent on the contractile properties of that muscle and type of fibers you have. When you get into late phases of a contraction then you are looking at
· What Zatsiorsky was referring to was if you are training dynamically you are working more on the firing rate which is really critical for producing force quickly. (Neural adaptation to it)
· Contractile impulse is related to your momentum. Momentum is related to your mass that you are moving x velocity. If you have a big rate of force development (Or contractile impulse) that quantifies what your limb will be doing in a sporting movement and end velocity that you are trying to reach.
· Spend doing time doing your sport. This is practiced all the time in track because they are always doing their sport. Where he sees this break down is in hockey. The athletes/coaches have them practicing acceleration in dryland. It doesn’t have the same transfer as doing your acceleration work on the ice.
· Heavy lifting is the best way to increase tendon
· Multifaceted strength training approach is the best way to develop your athlete. (Blend of maximal strength and dynamic strength)
· Matt Jordan spends time in the 60% and below range or at the 85%. He does not spend time mainly in the middle range between the two because the load is not enough to get the adaptation of max strength. The speed is too low in the middle area to elicit the adaptation you need.
· Middle zone is more for muscle hypertrophy.
Matt uses Isometric training for the following reasons
· When he sees angle specific weakness and training torque angle specific.
Eccentric Training Adaptations
· Get more sarcomeres
· You can make a muscle fiber longer which then increases the velocity of shortening and also increase the range over which the muscle can produce forces