Velocity Based Program and Linear Periodization for Strength and Power Development

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Citation

Weeg, Morgan, “Velocity Based Program and Linear Periodization for Strength and Power Development ,” Scholar@Simmons, accessed August 12, 2020, https://beatleyweb.simmons.edu/scholar/items/show/476.

Title

Velocity Based Program and Linear Periodization for Strength and Power Development

Creator

Weeg, Morgan

Date

2020

Description

There are a multitude of ways to improve strength and conditioning for an athlete’s development. Across all sports, the desire and need to be faster, stronger, and more explosive than your competitor is expected to be accomplished during the offseason. At Simmons University athletes use one of two different training programs in the off season, a velocity-based program, or linear periodization. VBT programming place an emphasis on preparing the athletes for game play, whereas linear periodization focuses on adjusting the volume and intensity over time to obtain desired effect. My research compares VBT and Linear Periodization to determine which has the strongest foundation for strength and power development. Four all female division three college athletes will partake in a vertical jump pre-training and post training test. Within the 4 teams, the soccer and volleyball team will be training with linear periodization, where lacrosse and softball complete a velocity-based training. The vertical pre- and post- jumps numbers will be analyzed to determine which program increase vertical numbers the most, supporting power development. Due to VBT’s emphasis on game play and speed and explosiveness, I expect to see that more power development will occur in athletes that completed the velocity-based training.

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Subject

Exercise Science; Velocity Based Program; Linear Periodization; Strength Development; College Athletes

Publisher

Simmons University (Boston, Mass.)

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Format

mp4 video

Language

English

Type

Undergraduate Symposium
Project Discipline: Exercise Science