S3 Episode 6 | Smart Speed and Power Training with Mike Young

  • On January 3, 2019
  • 3 cone drill, Athlete Intent, Athletic Lab, explosive power, Force Velocity Profiling, FVP.run, L drill, max velocity sprinting, Mike Young, NFL Combine, NFL combine drill, NFL Combine Testing, Plyometric, Plyometric Training, Smartjump, Smartspeed, Speed Agility and Power, Speed Development, Sprint Drills, SSPT, Vertical Jump
S3 Episode 6 | The 3 Cone Drill for NFL Combine Training This is our final episode in Season 3 of Smart Speed and Power Training with Dr. Mike Young, Director of Performance and Research at Athletic Lab, looking at the 3 Cone Drill. In this series we’ve been exploring the key tests used to […]
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S3 Episode 5 | Smart Speed and Power Training with Mike Young

  • On December 17, 2018
  • Athlete Intent, Athletic Lab, explosive power, Force Velocity Profiling, FVP.run, max velocity sprinting, Mike Young, NFL Combine, NFL Combine Testing, Plyometric, Plyometric Training, Smartjump, Smartspeed, Speed Agility and Power, Speed Development, Sprint Drills, SSPT, Vertical Jump
S3 Episode 5 | The Vertical Jump for NFL Athletes The Vertical Jump is the quintessential test in NFL training for lower extremity explosiveness and power, and is a great indicator of athletic ability. Using the Fusion Sport Smartjump Mat  we are able to measure and control the drill, targeting highly specific zones for ground contact […]
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S3 Episode 4 | Smart Speed and Power Training with Mike Young

  • On November 29, 2018
  • 40 yard dash, 40 yard dash starts, Athlete Intent, Athletic Lab, explosive power, Force Velocity Profiling, FVP.run, max velocity sprinting, Mike Young, NFL Combine, NFL Combine Testing, Smartspeed, Speed Agility and Power, Speed Development, Sprint Drills, Sprinting, SSPT, Timing Gates, Timing System
S3 Episode 4 | NFL Combine 40 Yard Dash Finishes In this episode, Coach Young takes us through the final stage of the 40 yard dash, looking at drills that focus on an athlete’s transition to an upright posture and what they will need to do to top out in max velocity sprinting. The drills […]
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S3 Episode 3 | Smart Speed and Power Training with Mike Young

  • On November 22, 2018
  • 40 yard dash, 40 yard dash starts, Athlete Intent, Athletic Lab, explosive power, Force Velocity Profiling, FVP.run, Mike Young, NFL Combine, NFL Combine Testing, Smartspeed, Speed Agility and Power, Speed Development, Sprint Drills, Sprinting, SSPT, Timing Gates, Timing System
S3 Episode 3 | NFL Combine 40 Yard Dash Starts In this episode, Coach Young takes us through a number of drills designed to help your athletes perfect and execute the start and first few steps of the 40 yard dash. The drills covered in this week’s session will train your athlete to generate more […]
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S3 Episode 2 | Smart Speed and Power Training with Mike Young

  • On November 15, 2018
  • 40 yard dash, Athlete Intent, Athletic Lab, Force Velocity Profiling, FVP.run, Mike Young, NFL Combine, NFL Combine Testing, Smartspeed, Speed Agility and Power, Speed Development, Sprint Drills, Sprinting, SSPT, Timing Gates, Timing System
S3 Episode 2 | NFL Combine 40 Yard Dash In this episode, Coach Young takes us through the setup of the 40 yard dash used in NFL combine testing to measure an athletes speed. More specifically, the 40 yard dash is a test of acceleration analyzing the athletes performance at 10 yards, to 20 yards […]
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S3 Episode 1 | Smart Speed and Power Training with Mike Young

  • On November 9, 2018
  • Agility, Athlete Intent, Athletic Lab, Change of Direction, Mike Young, Smartspeed, Speed Agility and Power, Speed Development, Sprint Drills, Sprinting, SSPT, Timing Gates, Timing System
S3 Episode 1 | NFL Combine 5-10-5 Drill In this episode, Coach Young takes us through the practical application of the 5-10-5 drill used for NFL training and combine testing, sometimes referred to as the pro agility test. This is a key test looking at a lateral change of direction, moving into linear speed. It’s […]
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Smart Speed and Power Training S3

  • On November 8, 2018
  • agility training, Mike Young, NFL combine drills, smart speed, smart speed and power training, Smartjump, Smartspeed, SSPT
We’re back again with Season 3 of Smart Speed and Power Training with Mike Young In this season Director of Performance and Research at Athletic Lab Dr. Mike Young will be taking an in-depth look at NFL combine specific training drills. These tests are used at the professional, collegiate and high school level to assess American […]
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S2 Episode 6 | Smart Speed and Power Training with Mike Young

  • On February 14, 2018
  • Agility, Agility, Athlete Intent, Athlete Intent, Athletic Lab, Athletic Lab, Change of Direction, Change of Direction, Mike Young, Mike Young, Smartspeed, Smartspeed, Speed Agility and Power, Speed Agility and Power, Speed Development, Speed Development, Sprint Drills, Sprint Drills, Sprinting, Sprinting, SSPT, SSPT, Timing Gates, Timing Gates, Timing System, Timing System
Maintaining your athlete’s peak fitness levels can deflate their cognitive processing if you focus on straight-ahead exercises. It is important to challenge your athletes to provide in-game intensities during your training sessions. In this episode, Coach Young discusses incorporating elements of the game and cognitive processing into your athlete’s fitness routine, to achieve maximum results […]
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S2 Episode 5 | Smart Speed and Power Training with Mike Young

  • On February 7, 2018
  • Agility, Athlete Intent, Athletic Lab, Change of Direction, Mike Young, Smartspeed, Speed Agility and Power, Speed Development, Sprint Drills, Sprinting, SSPT, Timing Gates, Timing System
Athlete safety should always be the number one priority when training agility and change of direction abilities. An effective way of keeping your athletes safe, is to start a session with scripted exercises that require low intensity, and slowly progressing to those that require a higher load on the athlete. In this episode, Coach Young […]
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S2 Episode 4 | Smart Speed and Power Training with Mike Young

  • On January 31, 2018
  • Agility, Athlete Intent, Athletic Lab, Change of Direction, Mike Young, Smartspeed, Speed Agility and Power, Speed Development, Sprint Drills, Sprinting, SSPT, Timing Gates, Timing System
Over the past three episodes Coach Young has provided in-depth information on drills and tests to improve your team athlete’s agility and change of direction abilities. With this information, it is vital that your agility sessions incorporate programming considerations. In this episode, Coach Young discusses the design of agility training sessions and the two key […]
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