Chapter 8 – Speed and Power Development (PDF)


This chapter examines the factors affecting acceleration and speed as we age as athletes. It examines the general guidelines and specific training methods for developing acceleration, speed and power in masters athletes.

Topics Include

  • The relationship between speed, strength and power
  • Factors affecting acceleration and speed
  • Methods for developing speed and power
  • Training principles for developing speed
  • Phases of speed training
  • Pliometric training techniques
  • Periodisation speed training
  • Planning your own speed and power training program
  • The best books to buy on speed and power training