Introducing the New Training Editor

Introducing the New Training Editor

We’re always looking for ways to provide the Volt Family with more opportunities to optimize your training for your unique environment. We understand that sometimes you might need to shorten a training session, to make it work for your team’s schedule. Or maybe you’d like to add an additional mobility-focused session at the end of the training week, to help facilitate active recovery. We hear you—and our new training editor is here to help you make Volt your own like never before.

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3 Tips for your First Volt Workout

If you’re new to the #VoltFamily—get ready! You’re about to see what working out with a personalized, adaptive, and ever-evolving training plan can do for your body (and your fitness goals). The Volt app was designed to deliver the most effective training methodology, through a powerful, patent-pending technology called Smart Sets that adjusts each workout to optimize your results. So before you tap that Start Workout button for the first time, here’s what you need to know.

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The New Volt App is Here

The New Volt App is Here

We’ve been working since 2011 to help athletes train the right way for their sport and performance goals. Now, we’ve taken another step towards that goal with the launch of our new athlete app! This app features a totally redesigned training experience for athletes on Volt teams and organizations—in addition to our patent-pending Smart Sets technology, powered by our training AI—and represents a big step forward in our continued effort to bring better training to more athletes, everywhere.

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Dear Parents and Coaches, Kids Should Strength Train.

Dear Parents and Coaches, Kids Should Strength Train.

I see and hear it all the time: “Is it ok for my (healthy) son or daughter or my team to lift weights?” or “I heard that kids shouldn’t lift weights before they’re done growing.”

Where does this view come from? There are a few fallacies that parents and coaches often subscribe. I’ve addressed these comments and questions countless times, and have developed a downloadable PDF handout that is a helpful resource for coaches to share with parents, or for parents to share with other parents (and sometimes coaches).

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Building the Habit: Four Strategies for Improving Training Consistency

Getting athletes to take lifting seriously is often easier said than done. Without any interest in the process, there is little you can do besides patiently wait for their minds to change. Making athletes do something they don’t want to do only leads to a stronger aversion to that specific activity. The introduction of training places a challenge on pre-existing habits and routines, and can be frustrating to break if they aren’t conducive to the new demand of training. The creation of new habits, routines, and environments will be necessary for the success of your training program. Inside, you’ll see four strategies to help athletes build habits that support consistent and committed strength training.

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Introducing the Volt Demo

We founded Volt Athletics to put elite-level training in the hands of coaches and athletes everywhere. With that goal, we aim to take every team to the next level through science-backed training and personalized goals that drive results in the weight room and in competition.

Since we launched Volt, curious coaches have asked to take the platform for a spin and see for themselves what our technology has to offer. Now, with the launch of our brand-new (and totally free) demo, every coach everywhere can explore Volt’s world-class training platform on their own time.

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Building Interest and Commitment

Most coaches in the sporting world agree that weight training offers massive benefits to athletes. However, from the perspective of a young athlete stepping into the weight room for the first time, it can be difficult to accept the type of commitment it will take to see the benefits of strength training. To be fair, from an athlete’s point of view, it makes sense! If that’s the case…how should you, as a coach, build interest and commitment in the weight room?

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4 Dimensions of Athlete Development, Part 3: Nutrition

“You can’t out train a bad diet…” Athletes that focus purely on weight training and ignore nutrition won’t see the results on the court, field, or in the pool that they would like. Therefore, athletes (and coaches) need to dive into nutrition education in order to see the gains they need when it comes to performance.

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4 Dimensions of Athletic Development, Part 2: Performance

4 Dimensions of Athletic Development, Part 2: Performance

If athletes are high-performance sports cars, then strength coaches are the mechanics: the weight room is our garage, and the practice court is our test track. And just as sports cars need test runs and consistent evaluation to optimize performance, so too do our student athletes. In this second article in a 4-part series on athletic development, Clemson strength coach Kaitlyn Cunningham shares how she tests and evaluates athlete performance—along with practical applications for using that data to construct effective training.

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