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The Implementation of Velocity-Based Training Paradigm for Team Sports: Framework, Technologies, Practical Recommendations and Challenges

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Applied Biomechanics and Sports Technology Research Group, Autonomous University of Madrid, 28049 Madrid, Spain
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Institute for Health & Sport, Victoria University, Melbourne, VIC 3011, Australia
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Spanish National Basketball Federation, 28036 Madrid, Spain
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Academic Editor: Corrado Lupo
Sports 2021, 9(4), 47; https://doi.org/10.3390/sports9040047
Received: 8 March 2021 / Revised: 26 March 2021 / Accepted: 29 March 2021 / Published: 30 March 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue New Perspectives in Resistance Training)
While velocity-based training is currently a very popular paradigm to designing and monitoring resistance training programs, its implementation remains a challenge in team sports, where there are still some confusion and misinterpretations of its applications. In addition, in contexts with large squads, it is paramount to understand how to best use movement velocity in different exercises in a useful and time-efficient way. This manuscript aims to provide clarifications on the velocity-based training paradigm, movement velocity tracking technologies, assessment procedures and practical recommendations for its application during resistance training sessions, with the purpose of increasing performance, managing fatigue and preventing injuries. Guidelines to combine velocity metrics with subjective scales to prescribe training loads are presented, as well as methods to estimate 1-Repetition Maximum (1RM) on a daily basis using individual load–velocity profiles. Additionally, monitoring strategies to detect and evaluate changes in performance over time are discussed. Finally, limitations regarding the use of velocity of execution tracking devices and metrics such as “muscle power” are commented upon. View Full-Text
Keywords: resistance training; monitoring; technology; mean concentric velocity; team sports resistance training; monitoring; technology; mean concentric velocity; team sports
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Balsalobre-Fernández, C.; Torres-Ronda, L. The Implementation of Velocity-Based Training Paradigm for Team Sports: Framework, Technologies, Practical Recommendations and Challenges. Sports 2021, 9, 47. https://doi.org/10.3390/sports9040047

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Balsalobre-Fernández C, Torres-Ronda L. The Implementation of Velocity-Based Training Paradigm for Team Sports: Framework, Technologies, Practical Recommendations and Challenges. Sports. 2021; 9(4):47. https://doi.org/10.3390/sports9040047

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Balsalobre-Fernández, Carlos, and Lorena Torres-Ronda. 2021. "The Implementation of Velocity-Based Training Paradigm for Team Sports: Framework, Technologies, Practical Recommendations and Challenges" Sports 9, no. 4: 47. https://doi.org/10.3390/sports9040047

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