Dr. Bryan Mann is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Sports Sciences at the University of Miami (Florida). Prior to his current position, Mann worked at the University of Missouri, starting off in a graduate assistant position and then being promoted to Assistant Director of Strength & Conditioning and eventually Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training. Before that, he held positions at Missouri State University, the University of Tulsa, and Arizona State University.
Dr. Mann earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 2003 in Health and Wellness Promotion and a Sports Management Graduate Certificate a year later from Missouri State University. He earned both his M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Health Education and Promotion from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Mann is recognized as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and he is Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) from the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.
Dr. Mann specializes in the development of athletic power, and this episode highlights that expertise. He gives his insights on the transfer of that power development to the field of play. He also discusses the intelligent use of barbell velocity and when and how to best utilize this tool. Mann presents his ideas on the usefulness of using barbell velocity for speed and jumping.
In this podcast, Dr. Bryan Mann and Joel discuss:
- Mann’s latest personal discoveries on the use of velocity-based training.
- The usefulness of VBT for development of hypertrophy in athletes.
- The use of specific squat depths in relation to VBT training specifications.
- Yearly programming and periodization utilizing VBT.
- Which exercises you should use VBT with and which ones you shouldn’t.
- His belief that GymAware is the best VBT device to use and why.
Dr. Mann has written several articles for SimpliFaster on VBT, squat depth, seated calf raise exercises, and more.
Podcast total run time is 1:05:53.
Keywords: VBT, bar speed, power development, GymAware