🎓 📝 LAB REPORT-365 📝 🎓
#6 Force-Velocity Curve: In Short, very, very short.
💢STRENGTH/TEAM SPORT ATHLETES THIS IS FOR YOU💢
We all know there is a inverse relationship between Force and Velocity but few understand it.
The graph shows a basic scale of strength sub-qualities that need to be developed. To understand this graph you need to know that the velocity is measured in meters per second (speed of the bar), and force is measured in Newtons.
As you can see if bar-speed is 1.5 m/s or less then the bar is moving too fast to train any particular sub quality.
Think of it like this: try and throw a ball of scrunched up paper as far as you can…. Can you generate much speed while throwing this even if you try to throw it twice as fast?
Its simply not enough load to cause the desired training effort.
Inversely if you only train heavy loads (bar speed 0.15-0.45 m/s) especially as an athlete you’re missing numerous sub qualities which are need for strength and athleticism.
So how can you work ensure you train all of these sub-qualities?
Traditional periodisation of strength training (western block periodisation) typically seen in Australian Sports Science
Conjugate style wave periodisation which is utilised more in the Russian and China texts. Or the Westside Method by Louie Simmons in Columbus Ohio, which personally I fell in the best way to go for ALL athletes (tailored to the sports of course.
Great example from Louie.