Right Coast Pro's "Speed" Part 1
The statement is known worldwide, it is plain, simple and honest. 'Speed' is an integral part of Renegade Training’s Wheel of Conditioning and should be a part of your athletic training for good reason, it is a game changer.
It is a game changer IF and ONLY IF that speed is 'Transferable' to the playing conditions and demands of that athlete's sport. Yes, you can train an athlete to bolster their numbers in ideal conditions for a single test in relatively short order, but the real trick with speed, and my personal appeal, comes in how do you get it to 'transfer' to the playing conditions of the pitch or in the ring.
“The delicious of weapon speed is, amongst physical traits, the ultimate of decider in athletics. Regardless of your sport of choice, the most coveted athletes are those who possess the mercurial touch as they have the ability to shift the dimensions of a contest. While tactically coaches can adjust for their styles of play against virtually any opposition, speed effectively puts every team on warning that they simply cannot keep pace with you.
Throughout my career, my teams have had a number of commonalities. Regardless of their first language, “resolve” and “commitment” is the bedrock of training as from day one they learn “adversity is something we overcome”. While this overall attitude of “anyway, anyhow” cannot be understated, my plan of attack has been simple as Speed, delicious speed, is our alley that leaves our competition in our walk.” – John Davies founder of Renegade Training International
If by chance said athletes happen to have Social Media Darling Numbers that is all well and fine, I won’t turn down a little extra revenue, but if they can’t transfer their ‘training speed’ to ‘game speed’ and dictate the ebb and flow, with nothing short of dominance, I have failed as a trainer and fancy graphics touting ‘perfect condition’ numbers are meaningless.
“While weight room numbers and gleaming wall charts of off-season training are often the bragging rights of coaches, there has yet to be anyone with my record throughout decades, in sports throughout the world whose teams have won so many championships. Though I am quite proud of that, it is not meant to sound boastful but it does need to be said because I believe in the power of speed in competition and as an athlete, as well as coach, utilize as the final determinant.
This leads to a very volatile comment but if you do not possess speed, the gift of mercury and come up against one of my teams, you will be detonated.” - John Davies
The question now turns to how do we achieve our goal of developing explosive speed and power such that you can dictate the ebb and flow of the competition and therefore assist in achieving victory?
The development of transferable speed or game speed is not simple. All aspects of Renegade Training’s “Wheel of Conditioning” must be considered along with the demands of the sport. You must stay focused on your objective and do what is required not what is ‘liked’.
“In athletic training situations, those under my direction are training to be faster and more explosive under game conditions. This must be a bold, underscored point because other than those within sprinting discipline, need their training to be immediately transferable to game conditions. Stressing this point immeasurably, I produce winning athletes and teams, not workout darlings who look “great” but have not got what it takes to excel. This is not a "workout warrior" mentality but a coaches best friend because we accumulate victories.”
Repeating, with our goal is to develop explosive speed and power such that you can dictate the ebb and flow of the competition and therefore assist in achieving victory, we are going to be focused on our objectives and ensure our work is transferable and that “the one thing is the whole thing”.
You will sprint, lift weights, perform drills, faster and more explosive than other training protocols.
In Part Two of Speed Training
We will take another step forward in training to be an explosively powerful athlete on the field of play, not as a sprinter, bodybuilder or powerlifter. Until then review the ‘Wheel of Conditioning’, and the Renegade ‘Concepts of Training’
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