Mar 17, 2021
EvelChat #11 "The Eccentric Curve": A Chat with Dr. Mike Young
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In this episode of EvelChat Derek gets a few things off his mind & then discusses eccentric training with Dr. Mike Young of AthleticLab a sport training center in Carey, NC that works with athletes from all along the sport development continuum, from novice youth athletes to elite professionals. Mike's experience in Olympic & professional sport is hard to match, having worked with various pro sport teams as performance director, biomechanist & performance coach. Mike's full bio and his sprint acceleration lecture can be found here.

For more information on eccentric training check out Mike's strength lecture at EveltrakSport.com here.

Topics include:

Why coaches should avoid insecurity, the definition of eccentric loading, isometric, eccentric & concentric movements & their relevance to sport movements, force-velocity applications in eccentric training, eccentric vs. concentric stimulus thresholds in training, reaching eccentric stimulus threshold vs. risk, dynamic eccentric loading, eccentrics & the F-V curve, eccentric training & its transfer to concentric strength, prerequisites & preparation for eccentric training, introducing shock loads, concentric-eccentric progressions in training, neural recruitment & adaptations from eccentrics, eccentric training & its effect on speed qualities, recovery & programming considerations in eccentric training, tracking measureables in eccentric training and examples of loading parameters. 

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