Rick Franzblau is the Director of Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning at Clemson University. Prior to his current position, he served three years as Assistant Director of Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning. Franzblau oversees the strength and conditioning for all 14 of the Olympic sports that train and is directly responsible for the strength and conditioning efforts of the baseball, men’s soccer, and track and field teams.
Coach Franzblau has worked with 10 ACC champion track and field squads while with the Tigers. He has also worked with eight individual NCAA champions, and seven Olympians in track and field. He earned a B.A. in History from Colgate University. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA and also holds an SCCC certification through the CSCCA. Franzblau has multiple certifications taken through the Postural Restoration Institute. He is a recognized expert in athlete analysis, monitoring, and training, Rick utilizes force plates, Nordbord, 1080 Sprint, PRI techniques, and more in gathering a complete picture of an athlete’s abilities and training needs.
Rick gives us unfiltered access into his program. He shares his athlete assessment protocols, speed training progressions, velocity-based training protocols, Olympic lift protocols, and utilization of neuro and structural optimization systems.
In this podcast, Coach Rick Franzblau and Joel discuss:
- Developing athlete profiles using force plates.
- His complete athlete assessment program.
- Speed progressions used in his programming.
- How he uses velocity-based training.
- How he uses of FRC, PRI, and RPR systems.
- Developing elastic athletes.
Podcast total run time is 1:07:07.
Rick has also written on technology integration into athlete development for SimpliFaster.
Keywords: athletic assessment, power development, track and field, speed