Pre-Season Power Training Tips

Pre-Season Power Training Tips If you're looking for a challenging new workout to perform for the next 12 weeks, a study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research offers a power training program for team sports athletes that can be practiced by anyone looking to build strength and power.

The 20 athletes recruited performed 3 weeks of traditional resistance training, followed by 3 weeks of eccentric only lifts. For the next 3-week block, they increased the speed of their resistance training, and for the final 3-week period performed fast-paced eccentric movements. On average, subjects increased their bench press by 33 pounds, were able to squat 43 more pounds and improved peak power as measured by countermovement jumps.

True Strength Moment: The exercises used in this power training program targeted specific aspects of on-field performance, and they weren't limited to the weight room. For instance, blocks of speed training incorporated downhill running and assisted jumps. Undertaking this program could round out weak spots in any active adult's abilities.
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Jul 30, 2012
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