Strength & Power For Fencing

Strength & Power For Fencing Being stronger and developing greater power can offer advantages to many types of athletes, but the benefits sometimes take time to translate into performance, as a study on male fencing competitors suggests. Findings were published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.

Six college aged subjects added twice weekly weight training to their regular fencing workouts for 6 weeks and then switched to twice weekly explosive power training with weights and plyometric drills for the remaining 6 weeks. Compared to another 6 fencing competitors who adhered to a traditional conditioning program, the strength and power training group exhibited significant increases in maximal strength and jumping ability after 6 weeks, but it took the full 12 weeks for them to see improvements in movement time.

True Strength Moment: If you're planning out a pre-season strength, power and conditioning program for your sport, leave enough time to realize the full impact of all the hard work you're going to put in.
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