In this episode Gerry talks to Bill Miller and DJ Edwards, two strength coaches who are at the top of the field in building stronger and more explosive athletes!
To start the conversation, Gerry brings DJ and Bill through their respective backgrounds in the field: education, athletic careers and how they both had completely different starts to get into the industry. Both of which give the listener a good idea of how coaches can get involved and started in the strength and conditioning field.
From there, the three discuss velocity-based training and how it involves far more than moving light loads fast, in addition to talking about different ways you can utilize velocity based training that goes beyond barbell lifting. Lastly, they discuss the importance of measuring loads!
To finish things up, DJ, Bill and Gerry discuss how they use sleds for pressing power and how they apply VBT to these methods, misconceptions regarding arm care and baseball players and the importance of strength to building speed and how you can improve acceleration ability. They also talk the 60-yard dash and why it is a pretty useless and ineffective test for baseball players.
All that and more on this episode!