Michael Zweifel is the Owner and Head of Sports Performance for Building Better Athletes performance center in Dubuque, Iowa. He’s an industry leader in reactive training at the scholastic level. He won the 2011 Gagliardi Award (Division 3 Heisman Award) and is the All-Time NCAA Leading Receiver, with 463 Receptions for the University of Dubuque. Michael played professionally for the Green Bay Packers (2012) and the Vienna Vikings (2013).
Zweifel, a Whitewater, Wisconsin native, is a graduate of the University of Dubuque (Iowa) with a bachelor’s degree in health and human performance. He earned a master’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Texas at Tyler. Michael is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA, and he holds an International Youth Coaches Association certification. He is one of the most well studied individuals on methods of improving athletic speed, jumping, and overall power.
Michael is a field leader in transferable training methods to on-field reactive ability. He discusses his specialty, including the relation of linear speed to on-field success, transitional speed, quantifying training for sport speed, agility, learning environments, and building reactive warm-ups.
In this podcast, Coach Michael Zweifel and Joel discuss:
- Using long-duration isometric holds with athletes.
- Employing linear speed techniques to build overall team speed.
- Training various aspects of speed in a team sport setting.
- Environmental training to help athletes compete under pressure.
- How to prioritize speed, agility, and the weight room for team sport success.
- Finding ways to continually add pressure and anxiety to training.
Podcast total run time is 1:04:32
Keywords: speed development, agility, isometrics, team speed