RPE in Powerlifting vs Velocity Based Training (VBT)

Powerlifting is a sport that has gained a significant number of followers in recent years. This sport, which was virtually unknown in the 1990s, reached its peak in the early 2000s and now, in 2023, it has become a social phenomenon. I’m sure you’ve seen people in your gym performing the fundamental exercises (squat, deadlift, […]

A Guide to Load-Velocity Profiling in VBT

Velocity Based Training or VBT is a type of training that considers the velocity of execution of the sporting gesture in question. Currently, the applications that measure the velocity of execution do so in certain movements such as the squat, deadlift, bench press, pull-up or pull-up, among others. These exercises allow you to monitor the […]

Why It Is Important To Improve Velocity In Weight Training?

This is a question that many athletes may ask themselves at some point in their sports career. By improving my velocity in lifting, will I improve my sports development? How does improving velocity in my weight training benefit me? How do I improve my velocity? Keep reading if you want to know more! In addition […]

How to Get Faster with Velocity Based Training

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Velocity-based training has gained traction among fitness trainers in this day and age. Although the concept of VBT is not new, it has become more prevalent due to technological advancements that have brought forward some pretty nice tools to monitor and manage training velocity. And this velocity measurement is both objective and precise. The primary […]

Velocity Loss and Fatigue

Velocity Loss and Fatigue

Monitoring and managing training load, both acute and during longer time frames, is one of the cornerstones of performance-enhancing strategies implementation. Regardless of the method or model implemented, every single one of them are built just for one purpose: Manipulating FATIGUE. Every coach on the planet knows how imperative is to monitor and manage fatigue […]

Hypertrophy and VBT

Muscle mass is a determining factor in the production of strength in the various sports disciplines. In fact, increases in muscle mass are highly related to increases in force production. Once athletes become stronger they have greater potential to develop greater powers (1,2). However, the increase in this muscle mass should not follow the same […]

How to Train with Specific Velocity Zones | Velocity-Based Training


 What are the Velocity Zones of VBT Training? Specific velocity zones of VBT Training for strength and conditioning is recognized as an effective method of velocity-based training that improves your performance, as it often results in increased muscle strength, hypertrophy, power output, velocity, and local muscular endurance. Regarding strength training, we are concerned with the […]

How I started with VBT

My coaching journey with velocity-based training A couple of years ago I was contacted by the Vitruve team asking if I would be interested in collaborating with them as a writer and researcher on their blog. At the time, I was studying Physical Activity and Sport Sciences and, although my knowledge at the time about […]

4 Questions Answered about Velocity-Based Training

Curious about Velocity-Based Training? Don’t know where to start? We’ve got answers, and as an athlete, I’m here to help you out. What is the Science Behind Velocity Based Training? Evidence suggests that the higher the velocity achieved against a given load, the greater the intensity and training effect Velocity-Based Training (simply put) is a […]