I have been following your work/programmes for close to a decade.
I have had particularly good results from your “Black book”, CAD and low rep power progressions.
I compete nationally and internationally in a sport which emphasises agility and speed and find it has worked well coupled with the principles of another great Canadian coach, Charlie Francis. (what’s in the water up there in Canada?)
My query today is related to age and speed.
I know you have worked with many speed/power athletes over the years
Is there a particular age bracket where you have noticed a drop off in acceleration/max velocity in athletes? and is this related to power output or to something else?
I am approaching 40 and have maintained my speed/accel until this season.
All my indicators ,vert & horizontal jumps, and max lifts are still there but I am struggling sprinting. (I have dropped 0.5sec over 60m)
I know it is impossible to diagnose on a forum but I am looking for some correlations, so I can either shrug it off as age, or re think my training tactics some what.
(I am currently on a pendulum style ECC/ISO/CON programme, coming into the an explosive phase)
Any incite you have on this would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for all the great work!!