Rana Reider is an elite-level sprint and jumps coach. He is currently an elite performance consultant for the Tumblewood Track Club in Jacksonville, FL. Coach Reider spent time with British Athletics overseeing a diverse group of world-class sprinters, jumpers, and hurdlers. Prior to his role at British Athletics, he was the Men’s Assistant Coach at the University of Florida and had stints at Clemson and Kansas State.
Reider was previously awarded the NAIA National Coach of the Year honor in 2000 and was the 2011 Nike Coach of the Year. Notable athletes who train under Reider include Christian Taylor, Daphne Schippers, and Churandy Martina. He has also coached the reigning Olympic decathlon champion and this year’s Visa Humanitarian of the Year, Bryan Clay, in the jumps.
Coach Reider utilizes technology within his program to a great extent, and he explains this use in the midst of a training session. He makes use of pieces like the 1080 Sprint and the Freelap timing system, in addition to the Optojump and GymAware systems. Rana also takes multiple blood tests during the course of training sessions to determine how to create an optimal flow for training.
In this podcast, Coach Rana Reider discusses with Joel:
- Individualized motivation and coaching styles based on athlete needs.
- Daily use of the 1080 Sprint device.
- Using velocity-based training in the weight room.
- Training cycles and the ability to utilize individual recovery for athletes.
- Using autoregulation with both technology and monitoring.
- Development of workouts and training cycles.
Podcast total run time is 44:05.
Keywords: athlete monitoring, velocity-based training, VBT, 1080 Sprint, technology