Imen de Naars wrote:
Hockechamp, what’s overspeed training?
Its just like they expalined above working with things moving faster than they ever will in a game situation. Like baseball a pitch at supermaximal speed, soccer if you were a goalie ssomething firing the ball faster then it ever would be kicked etc.
I’ll expand on that a little bit. I don’t think overspeed training (for SPEED) is good for sprinters, and I don’t think Coach Baggett does either.
However, you have to differentiate between that and performing athletically faster than your comfort zone.
The soviets would train thier hockey players in practice going at super fast speeds and short intervals. They developed thier skills and reactions to be adjusted to faster than they needed to be in the games. So in games they were able to go at a comfortable speed, and still perform better than anyone else. That’s why the soviets seemed so unbeatable.