Angus Ross is a strength expert and the Lead Power Physiologist for High Performance Sport New Zealand. He works extensively with track and field athletes, and he has also worked with a number of sports at an elite level within the NZ system, including sprint cycling and skeleton. Previously, Ross was employed within the Australian higher education system with stints at both the Queensland Academy of Sport and the Australian Institute of Sport.
Ross has a Ph.D. in exercise physiology from the University of Queensland and a bachelor’s degree in physical education and physiology from New Zealand’s University of Otago. He is also a Winter Olympian in his own right, having competed at the 1998 and 2002 Winter Games in bobsledding.
Dr. Ross is considered an expert in eccentric training (among other areas). In this episode, he discusses using eccentric resistance training to build jumping power and speed in athletes. He also gives his insight into utilizing eccentric training within athletic periodization programming for long-term athletic development.
In this podcast, Angus Ross discusses with Joel:
- Using eccentric training with specific athletic profiles.
- Eccentric training’s effect on the athlete’s motor cortex.
- Whether there is a point where athletes are strong enough.
- Training for the greatest recruitment of the fast-twitch muscle fibers.
- Ballistic training.
- The use of back squats.
Podcast total run time is 56:58.
You can find Angus talking to SimpliFaster about eccentric training here.
Keywords: eccentric, ballistic, periodization, rate of force