Thu, 26 February 2015
Matt Kuzdub from PUSH comes on the show to talk about strength training, running, and how the PUSH device can help you get better with both. PUSH is an armband that measures speed over shorter distances; you mainly use it to track bar speed while lifting, although you can also track pull ups, push ups, and medicine ball throws with it.
Training based around bar speed is called "velocity based training" or VBT. This is super exciting because bar speed is a dimension that the average athlete hasn't been able to track without going into a science lab. Tracking speed means you can train for power, not just weight, and be super accurate at getting better.
PUSH goes one step further and can advise you on how many sets and reps to do based on how quickly you can move the bar. As you slow down (or speed up) PUSH will recommend you decrease weight, increase weight, or just walk away. It's like SKYNET for weight training, but friendlier.
Tune in if you're ready to geek out on the science of velocity based training!