Applied Principles of Optimal Power Development (Schmarzo, Van Dyke)

This manual was created to assist coaches, athletes, and practitioners better understand the key aspects of power development and how specific training methods can help ensure power receives the desired amount of stress. This manual is not a cookie-cutter program claiming to be a “one-size fits all”, but rather it is designed to provide and teach coaches the scientific theories and concepts of how to optimize the training of power. It will provide some practical examples of how to implement these methods along with some theoretical guidelines. The goal of this manual is to provide every coach the necessary tools to optimize power training and apply the ideas, concepts, and methods in ways they best see fit for their athletes.



  • 7 sections, all revolving around daily training methods available to coaches to maximize power
  • 100+ pages
  • Most up-to-date methods, including new technology available
  • Fully Referenced throughout