Pacey Performance Podcast

Speed training in team sports; profiling, mechanics and the importance of eccentric training with Mike Young (Owner of Athletic Lab & Director of Performance at North Carolina Courage)

September 27, 2018

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Performance Consultant and Owner of Athletic Lab, Mike Young. Mike first came on the podcast in episode 3 so this part 2 has been a long time coming. Mike is a world renowned strength and conditioning coach with a background in track and field. As we discuss, Mike has many strings to his bow with international speaking engagements, Director of Proformance, coaching consultancy and of course, being the owner of an amazing facility in North Carolina, Athletic Lab. Enjoy.

  • Who is Mike Young (background, education and current role)?
  • Speed in team sports
    • Profiling with limited tech

      • Where do we spend our time?
    • Acceleration mechanics
      • Progressions
      • Focusing on the detail
      • Teaching large groups
      • Structure
    • Fitting it in during the season
      • Microdosing speed
      • Strength & power sessions
  • Eccentric training
    • Benefits of that training modality
    • Usability in different populations
    • Planning and periodising eccentric focused exercises
    • Injury risk mitigation

Mike can be found on Twitter @MikeYoung

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