As we get older our training needs change, and programming should reflect that. A new study examined the best way to train older adults and found a power protocol to be most effective.
If all technical issues are equal, success tends to go to the athlete who can generate the most power. So what is power and how do we generate it? Let's take a look at the biomechanics of power.
Basketball coaches are always looking for ways to improve explosive strength, but what if those coaches work with adolescents? Are there safe strength programs for boys already active in basketball?
You see it in any and every athletic endeavor - speed is power. Muhammad Ali was great for most of his career because he was faster than his opponents with both his hands and his feet.
A new training device, called the passive leg press, allows athletes to train eccentric and concentric movement and increase their contraction velocity, resulting in better power, speed, and jumping.
The ability to produce force quickly is the definition of power and it is useful in sports from martial arts to team sports. Plyometrics can help develop power, but first learn to do them safely.