FC Bayern Fitness Training

Here’s a nice training video with some on-field fitness training with FC Bayern. The video shows what I would consider appropriate use of ladders, mini-hurdles, and resisted harnesses. All to often these ‘tools’ are used by fitness coaches inappropriately in an attempt to introduce something novel (i.e. gimmicky) or interesting. In these cases the intensities employed are often far too low to reach a stimulus threshold for beneficial adaptation. What you see here though is the use of those same tools to enhance training by overloading force output and stability demands.

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Mike Young

Director of Performance at Athletic Lab
Mike is the Head Fitness Coach for the North Carolina Courage and North Carolina FC. He is also the owner and Director of Performance at Athletic Lab sports performance training center. He previously served as the fitness coach for the Vancouver Whitecaps and Carolina Railhawks. He has a PhD in Biomechanics, an MS in Coaching Science, and a BSS in Exercise Physiology and has coached Olympic and professional athletes in Skeleton, Track & Field, MLS and NASL Soccer, PGA Golf, NFL Football, MLB Baseball and Olympic Weightlifting. He has lectured around the world and authored 2 books and dozens of research and coaching articles.
Category : Speed, Training