Weight Training to Enhance Speed - Boo Schexnayder

by Track Football Consortium TFC
Weight Training to Enhance Speed - Boo Schexnayder


Have you wanted to see direct improvements to speed from the weight room? Well, this course teaches it all! In this course, Coach Boo Schexnayder goes in-depth on designing your lifting program to boost your athletes' speed. He covers topics such as:

  • Purposeful Training
  • Designing Training for Neural Applications
  • Understanding the Relationship for Strength and Speed
  • Quality-Based Training
  • Power Output
  • Simple Science-Based Planning Principles
  • Training Phases

On top of all of that, he even shares 3 different training cycles and plans!


Getting Started
1 Perspectives 1:02 2 Speed Development Premises 1:01 3 Main Topics 0:44
Employing Purposeful Training
4 Purposeful Training 1:35 5 Purposeful Training Rules 0:21
Designing Training with Neural Adaptations in Mind
6 Strength Improvements 2:09 7 Hypertrophy 0:46 8 Neural Activation 2:29 9 Training Implications 0:24
Understanding Relationships between Speed and Strength
10 Why Train Speed 1:26 11 Chicken and Egg 1:25
Employing Quality Based Training
12 Quality Based Training 3:23 13 Intensity and Volume 1:26
Appreciating Power Output
14 Power Output 2:17 15 Appreciating Simplicity 3:17
Employing Simple Science Based Planning Principles
16 Quality Based Training 3:23 17 Intensity and Volume 1:26 18 Types of Lifts 0:55 19 Olympic Lifts 1:52 20 Static Lifts 2:44 21 Ballistic Lifts 1:38 22 Bodybuilding Lifts 2:09
Training Phases
23 Training Phases 0:52 24 Goals of Phase 1 2:50 25 Establishing Gains in Neuromuscular Integration 2:10 26 Preparing for Absolute Strength Work 2:13 27 Bodybuilding 1:47 28 Bodybuilding Whys 3:51 29 Sample Phase 1 Cycle 2:24 30 Goals of Phase 2 4:24 31 Absolute Strength Complementary Lifting 1:26 32 Absolute Strength Development Lifting 1:47 33 Improving Power Levels 1:37 34 Maintaining Endocrine Preset 0:43 35 Sample Phase 2 Cycle 2:32 36 Goals of Phase 3 0:28 37 High Level Power Training 2:22 38 Inseason Static Lift Discontinuation 3:02 39 Reactive Strength Development 7:48 40 Absolute Strength Development Options 2:53 41 Maintaining Endocrine Preset 1:09 42 Sample Phase 3 Cycle 2:58
43 Discussion with Boo

The Coach

Irving “Boo” Schexnayder is recognized as one of the leading authorities in training design. As a co-founder of SAC, he brings 39 years of experience in the coaching and consulting fields to the organization. He is currently serving as the Strength Coach for the Track and Field Program at LSU.

Schexnayder, who coached collegiately at Louisiana-Lafayette and Blinn Junior College, prior to arriving at LSU, placed quite an imprint on the collegiate track and field scene. Regarded as one of the world’s premier field event coaches, he was the mastermind behind 19 NCAA Champions during his collegiate coaching career. 

Internationally, he has coached triple jumper Walter Davis to multiple World Championships, and long jumper John Moffitt to a silver medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. He also tutored former US Long Jump Champ Brian Johnson, Miguel Pate, ranked 6th in the world in 2008, US Indoor Champ Jeremy Hicks, and Olympic triple jumper Ayanna Alexander. He has coached 11 Olympians, and has served on coaching staffs for Team USA to the 2003 Pan Am Games in Santo Domingo, the 2006 World Junior Championships in Beijing, and was the Jumps Coach for Team USA at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. 

He currently tutors a group of international-level competitors including Jamaican Long Jump champ Damar Forbes, Canadian Champ Christabel Nettey, and American standouts Quanesha Burks and Lynnika Pitts. 

Although Schexnayder has had much success on the track, he has been just as successful off the track. He is certified at Level I, II and III, and owns the prestigious Master Coach Designation from USA Track and Field. He has formerly served as national chair of USATF’s Coaching Education Committee, Jumps Subcommittee chair, and chair of the Biomechanics subcommittee. Schexnayder was the founder of the Track and Field Academy, the educational branch of the US Track and Field and Cross Country Association. 

He has been very active in curriculum development for Coaching Education programs and has lectured across the world on speed/power training programs, biomechanics, track & field-specific training, and rehabilitation.

Ratings and Reviews (1)

Shawna sullivan

Most of the strength training progressions seems outdated. 4-5 reps at 50-65% in the Olympic lifts are very outdated. Would have been better if the user could have downloaded the power point slides.

Apr 24, 21 11:49 AM

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Course Info

Rating: (1)
Caterory: Football/Speed & Agility
Bookings: 28
Videos: 42