Developing Explosive Power in Athletes

Many factors contribute to the development of power and it has been controversial for many years as to wether it is best to train heavy with the intent to move quickly or to train light and actually move quickly. We looked previously at light power training versus heavy power training. This month we look at a literature review which sums up the research to 1994. While a bit on the old side it seems that more recent studies have confirmed the opinion of the Newton and Kraemer (1994) such Glenn and colleagues (2000). The final conclusion seems to be that strength and power development are specific to the speed at which they are trained.

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