Speed Over Tonnage: Is It Worth the Sacrifice?

If you watched Christian McCaffrey at the NFL combine, you couldn’t help but be impressed. He was fast, explosive and agile. But nevertheless he had some critics as his weightlifting numbers were not impressive. Interesting. I know for a fact that Stanford University has employed velocity-based training (VBT) methods with their football athletes in the past. To what extent McCaffrey used VBT I do not know, but whatever combination of methods he used it clearly got him results on the field. Maybe lifting all the weight possible like a weightlifter is not the end-all-be-all to being a top athlete.

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Nick Garcia is one of the leading high school coaches in the country. A former Big Sky conference champion, for the past ten seasons he has served as the throwing coach at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California where he has produced unprecedented success with his youth shot putters.

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