What is a Movement Replacement?

What Does it Mean to Replace a Movement?

The Movement Replacement tool allows you to customize the Volt program, movement by movement. You can choose to replace a movement just for this week, for the entire block, or always. This is especially useful for working around any equipment limitations (e.g., selecting to always replace a Lat Pulldown for a Supine Row, if there is not a lat pulldown machine). You can customize your workouts using Movement Replacements by going to Programs, then click the icon to the right of any movement in any workout.

Benefits of Movement Replacements

Lack of equipment. Over breaks, holidays, vacations, or even team travel, there can be times when athletes have limited equipment available to them. This feature allows athletes to get their training done, anytime, anywhere—no excuses. 

Athlete limitations. Whether an athlete is returning to play after an injury or simply progressing at a different rate than the team, coaches (and athletes) can replace movements for just that athlete without affecting the rest of the team. Athletes can do this for themselves right within their app, or you as the coach can do this on the Coach Dashboard by clicking the Day 1, 2, 3 circle, selecting “View Workout”, then you can click the 3 dots on any movement to find a better fit. 

Training session modifications. While in the weight room with your athletes, you may notice an athlete needs a bit more work on their hang clean, and with this feature, you are able to instruct your athlete to replace their BB Hang Clean with a modification, bringing over the appropriate sets, reps, and loading for that given block. 

Recommended replacements. Coaches and athletes have access to over 1,000+ movements from Volt’s library, but every movement we have selected for your program comes with 6 recommended replacements that are the optimal choice for that category. 

Coach control. Prefer not to utilize this feature for a certain program or while the athletes are training with you? You can toggle this feature off in the Details section of any program, at any time, allowing full control over who has access to this feature, and when. 

How Do I Replace a Movement for Just One Athlete?

To replace a movement for a single athlete, go to Dashboard, click on Day 1, 2, or 3 circles next to an athlete's name and click View Workout. Click on the “...” in the top right corner of the movement and then Replace Movement. This replacement will only affect this specific athlete for the amount of time that you indicate (This Week, This Block, or Always). 

Note: If you are in Compliance Mode, you will not be able to make replacements for one athlete, unless you turn Compliance Mode off, make the replacement, then turn Compliance Mode back on

How Do I Turn Off Movement Replacements For My Athletes?

You can turn this feature off for each program that you have, right within the program Details section, then toggle Athlete Movement Replacements to “Off”. This way, you can decide who can still have access to this feature and who cannot on a program by program basis. 

Can I View/Change Movement Replacements Made By My Athletes?

The best thing to do is to have a conversation with your athletes to make sure you are all on the same page when it comes to replacing movements. Before an athlete has started the workout for the day, you can go to Dashboard then click on Day 1, 2, or 3 then click on View Workout. You will be able to see any movement replacements, indicated by a red movement replacement icon. If you’d like, you can change the replacement by canceling the replacement and making another in its place. 

To see a replacement made by an athlete after a workout has been completed, go to Dashboard, then click on the Day 1, 2, or 3 circles that have already been completed. Click View Summary, then click Workout in the top left corner, and you will see the movements that athletes completed for that training session. 

Note: If you are in Compliance Mode, you will not be able to view/make replacements for one athlete, unless you turn Compliance Mode off, view/make the replacement, then turn Compliance Mode back on.

To learn more about different ways to utilize Movement Replacements, check out this article on the Volt blog.

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