Velocity Based Training Uses
Informed Decision Making
Readiness to perform fluctuates throughout a training cycle, and a way to manage this is through the implementation of VBT. Mean velocity, velocity-loss, minimum velocity, maximum velocity, and peak velocity are just some of the data that can be tracked from RepOne Sensor.
Tracking these values can help build context in our training, improving our ability to make informed future decisions to enhance the effectiveness of our training outcomes. Your RepOne Sensor will be the ultimate guide to making the best choices within a session, and between sessions for prescribing volume, load, and reps.
Here is a figure from a velocity-based training review that shows more superficial uses as well as deeper integration of VBT built into the programming.
Figure 1. Displays the many uses of VBT devices ranging from least to greater use of velocity implementation (Weakley et al., 2021).
It is very common within a session to question whether a set was too heavy or light. Moreover, the implementation of VBT can assist with dynamic adjustments to loading and volume based on daily readiness and performance.
Data from VBT can provide instant feedback on the speed of movements which allows for us to aim more accurately towards the moving target that is daily performance. Additionally, instant feedback can increase motivation and drive competitiveness within an athletic setting.
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