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New Post 11/21/2007 11:45 AM
  eroszag
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Organization of Bobsled training 

Dear Professor,

Buongiorno!

I have a broad question for you.It is quite specific, but I think it can be of some utility for all involved in a power sport.Do you have any experience working with USSR bobsled team?(remember 88 OLY champions) or other bob teams, even in italy with Strenght and conditioning coach Antonio Tartaglia.?How would you set up the training?The means of development too in the off season, on the track and on the gym;I saw many different schemes, from an usual HI LO approach a la Charlie Francis, to a 3 day tier rotation of weights, bounds and sprints, but I have not seen any material from Former USSR /DDR.

I also  see that you do not employ Olympic lifts and variation:would you use them in this particular event?

Thank you, and look forward to attend seminars her ein italy wich I hope CONI will orgnize with you as a speaker.

Eros Zagaglia (Italy)

 
New Post 11/30/2007 4:56 PM
  Prof. Verkhoshansky
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Re: Organization of Bobsled training 

Dear Eros Zagaglia,

I elaborated a training program for the USSR bobsled team in the 80’. It was the training program finalised to increase the running speed acceleration. All the athletes were ex – Track&Field sprinters and throwers, so, for this training plan I used the program finalised to increase the starting speed acceleration (for this program see “SST Manual for coaches”) with some variations aimed to increase the strength component of the overload training. It was the “hybrid” of T&F sprinters and Throwers training programs, similar to my American Football program. 

 

After your question, I remembered a conference of many years ago attended by me where Charlie Francis expressed similar ideas about SSTM, but not all his ideas match mine.

For example, the “3 day tier rotation of weights, bounds and sprints”  is the typical “concurrent” approach for this training means use. For high level athletes I prefer to use the “conjugate – sequence” approach.

 

Yuri Verkhoshansky

 
New Post 12/2/2007 11:40 PM
  eroszag
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Re: Organization of Bobsled training 
Modified By Prof. Verkhoshansky  on 12/4/2007 8:12:00 PM)

Dear professor,

the 3 day tier was an example of work used by italian bobsledders, not Charlie Francis Scheme, which however employs a vertical integration of the training elements.

So, your work with bobsledders was in the offseason, aimed at increasing acceleration, and did not organize yearly training?Olympic lift variation were present in any of your training programs?

Thank you again.

Eros Zagaglia (Italy)

 
New Post 12/4/2007 8:12 PM
  Prof. Verkhoshansky
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Re: Organization of Bobsled training 

Dear Eros Zagaglia,

My training program is aimed at the increasing of the acceleration speed of Bobsled athletes.

This program was the preparation cycle plan based on the conjugate-sequence (Block System) use of heavy weight exercises (with Olympic lift variations), jumps and sprint running.

Yuri Verkhoshansky   

 
New Post 12/5/2007 12:17 PM
  eroszag
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Re: Organization of Bobsled training 

Thank you very much ,

I hope you could write  the details of it, when you have some time:)

Eros Zagaglia (Italy)

 
New Post 5/10/2008 6:44 AM
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Re: Organization of Bobsled training 
Professor Verkhoshansky, Currently the manual is out of stock. Would it be possible for you to post some of the details of the program? What would be the primary differences between bobsled planning and American Football planning? Aside from the need for repeated efforts in football, I see a lot of congruence with the primary goals of both sports. Thomas White (Waco, Texas)
 
New Post 5/26/2008 6:23 PM
  Prof. Verkhoshansky
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Re: Organization of Bobsled training 

Dear Thomas White,

 

1.Would it be possible for you to post some of the details of the program?

 

1st day

Barbell squats (90%) 2-4 x 5. Rest is 4-5 min between sets and 6-8 min between series.

Barbell squats (80%) 2-3 x 10-12. Rest is 2 min between sets.

2nd day

Barbell squats (93-95%) 2-4 x 3. Rest is 4-5 min. between sets and 6-8 min. between series

Barbell squats (80%) 3-5 x 8-10. Rest is 2-3 min between sets.

3rd day

Barbell squats (93-95%) 3-5 x 2-3. Rest is 4-6 min. between sets and 6-8 min. between series

Barbell squats (85%) 2 x 8 (+2-3). After completion of the last repetition in the squat with the weight at 85%, it is necessary to do 2-3 additional repetitions. Rest between sets is arbitrary.

4th day

Barbell squats: (80%) 1 x 10, (90%) 1 x 5, (90-93%) 1 x 2

The series are repeated 2-3 times with 4-5 min rest between sets and 6-8 min rest between series

5th day

Barbell squats (93-95%) 3-5 x 2-3. Rest is 4-6 min. between sets and 6-8 min. between series

Barbell squats (80%) 3-5 x 8-10. Rest between sets is 2-3 min.

6th day

Barbell squats (70%) 1 x 12, (80%) 1 x 10, (85%) 1 x 7

The series are repeated 2-3 times. Rest is 8-10 min in between series and 5-6 min between sets.  

7th day

Squat jumps with the bar (40%) 5 x 8 (2) Rest interval between sets is 60 sec and  8-12 min between series.

8th day

Barbell squats (85-90%) 4-5 x 1-3 using the interval method

In the interval method it is possible to execute one series of several sets consisting of 1-2 repetitions using a heavy weight (85-90%) and with limited rest pauses. At the end of the series, the number of repetitions decreases and the duration of rest pauses increases. For example, in the first set of 3 repetitions the rest pause is 30-40 seconds; in the second set of 2-3 repetitions the rest pause is 40-60 seconds; in the third set consisting of 1-2 repetitions, the rest pauses is 60-90 seconds and in the in the 4th set there is one repetition.

9th day

Squat jumps with the bar (40%) 8 x 8 (2) Rest interval between sets is 60 sec and 8-12 min between series.


10th day

Barbell squats (95%) 4-5 x 1-3 using the interval method  (See 8th day program)

11th day

Depth jumps (0.75 m.) 2 x 10, (1.10 m.) 1 x 10. Rest interval between sets is 10-12 min.

Jump out of squat with bar (40%) 8 x 10 (6). Rest interval between sets is 60 sec and  10-12 min between series.

12th day

Depth jumps (0.75 m.) 2 x 10 and (0.10 m.) 2 x 10. Rest is 8-10 min.

Squat jumps with bar (40%) 6 x 8 (2). Rest interval between set is 30 sec and 8-12 min between series.

 

13th day

Depth jumps (0.75 m.) 3 x 10 and (0.10 m.) 1 x 10 Rest is 8-10 min between series..

Squat jumps with bar (40%) 10 x 10 (2-3). Rest interval between sets is 60 sec and 8-12 min between series.

14th day

Depth jump (0.75 m.) 4 x 10. Rest is 8-10 min.

Squat jumps with bar (40%) 8 x 8 (2). Rest interval between sets is 30 sec and  8-12 min between series.

15th day

Depth jumps (0.75 m.) 2 x 10 and (1.10) 2 x 10. Rest interval is 8-10 min between series..

Squat jumps with bar (40%) 6 x 10 (2). Rest interval between sets is 10 sec and 8-12 min between series.

 

16th day

Depth jumps (0.75 m.) 2 x 1 and (1.10m.) 2 x 10. Rest is 6-8 min between series.

Squat jumps with bar (40%) 8 x 10 (2-3). Rest interval between sets is 30 sec and 8-12 min between series.

17th day

Depth jumps (1.10 m.) 4 x 10. Rest is 8-10 min between series.

Squat jumps with bar (40%) 8 x 10 (2-3). Rest interval between sets is 10 sec and  8-12 min between series.

18th day

Depth jumps (0.75 m.) 4 x 10. Rest, 8-10 min.

Squat jumps with bar (40-%) 10 x 10 (2-3) Rest interval between sets is 30 sec and 8-12 min between series.

 

19th day

Jumps on to a box (0.4-0. 5 m.) 4 x 40 (2). Rest interval between sets is 3-4 min, between series is 10-12 min.

20th day

Depth jumps (1.10 m.) 4 x 40. Rest is 8-10 min.

Squat jumps with bar (40%) 10 x 10 (2). Rest interval between sets is 10 sec, between series is 8-12 min.

21st day

Depth jumps (0.75 m.) 4 x 10. Rest is 8-10 min.

Squat jumps with bar (40%) 10 x 10 (2-3). Rest interval between sets is 10 sec, between series is 10-12 min.

 

22nd day

Jumps on to a box (0.5-0. 6 m.) 6 x 40 (2). Rest interval between sets is 3-4 min, between series is 10-15 min.

23rd day

Depth jumps (1.10 m.) 10 x 10 (2-3). Rest is 8-10 min between series.

Squat jumps (40%).Rest interval between sets is 10 sec, between series is 8-12 min.


24th day

Depth jumps (0.75 m.) 4 x 10. Rest is 8-10 min.

Jumps with bar (40%) 10 x 10 (3-4) Rest interval between sets is 10 sec, between series is 10-15 min.

 

25th day

Jumps on to a box (0.7-0.8 m.) 5 x 50 (3) Rest interval between sets is 2-3 min, between series is 10-15 min.

26th day

Squat jumps with bar (40%) 10 x 10 (3-4) Rest interval between sets is 10 sec, between series is 10-15 min.

27th day

Jumps with bar (40%) 10 x 10 (3-4). Rest interval between sets is 10 sec, between series is 10-15 min.

 

28th day

Jumps on to a box (0.7 – 0.8m.) 6 x 50 (3) Rest interval between sets is 2 min, between series is 10-15 min.

 

2. What would be the primary differences between bobsled planning and American Football planning?

The specific main differences should be pointed out by bobsled and American Football coaches so I could answer you only by generic point of view. I think that these differences could be related with the fact that AF players need also to develop specific endurance. So, the AF training model should be more complex.

 

Yuri Verkhoshansky

 
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