[quote author="star61" date="1339798053"] BUT, I personally feel that many forms of training, whether they are designed to improve strength or to improve power, have value, especially as they become more and more specific. As Charlie Francis use to say, train all points along the FV curve.
Much evidence exists in the literature suggesting that non-specific and marginally specific training (weights, sleds, hills, vests) improve acceleration. [b]And as I said in my last post, tscm’s posts make me wonder that the focus shouldn’t be on reaching Max V, it should be on NOT reaching Max V, i.e., accelerating faster and longer.[/b]
I think this may be the post of the year, actually.[/quote]
Also riding this, and highlighting because this is something I’ve been wondering and thinking about for awhile now too. It’s also a reason why I’ve taken flies out of my workouts this spring and ended up seeing really good results. Just because everyone loves a dumb car analogy, driving at top speed doesn’t teach you how to get through the gears.
My thoughts aren’t fully formed yet on this topic but its definitely one I’d like to discuss more.