Pacey Performance Podcast

Pacey Performance Podcast #280 - Dan Baker (Strength & Conditioning Coach, Lecturer & Speaker)

February 20, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Strength & Conditioning Coach, Lecturer & Speaker, Dan Baker. Well over three years since we recorded episode #100, I am back with a part two with Dan Baker. Dan is an incredibly engaging speaker and in this episode delivers some incredible value for those interested in velocity based training. We also take a little detour at the start of the chat to discuss the S&C market in Australia, the minimum wage and what the ASCA are doing to safeguard their members from exploitation. 

If you enjoyed this episode on velocity based training, these episodes with Chris Chapman, Bryan Mann, and the Velocity Based Training Masterclass.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Dan Baker.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Dan Baker (background, experience, and current role)
  • The basics
    • Why measure velocity
    • Average vs peak
    • Minimum velocity thresholds
    • Normative scores
  • What is new in VBT?
  • VBT vs traditional percentage-based methods
    • Differences in adaptation
  • Improving programming
    • Feedback
    • Velocity loss
      • Different percentages for different training focus
    • Sub max lifting to measure NMF
    • LV profiling
  • Dan Baker VBT courses

Dan can be found on Instagram @danbakerstrength_

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is also sponsored by Omegawave, the only non-invasive readiness technology to assess both brain and heart. Omegawave can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @omegawave.

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