Drop-jumps in the warm-up transiently improve explosive strength and power

The warm-up protocol used before training and competition is often taken for granted and the time allotted may not be used optimally by coaches. Increasing body temperature and ensuring that various movements are performed in each plane and through a full-range of motion is important for reducing the risk of injury. However, typical activities performed during the …

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Potentiating Sprinting Speed with Heavy Sled Pulls

When resisted-sprint training started to become more popular in strength and conditioning circles, the rule of thumb was not to use sled loads in excess of 10% of the athlete’s body weight. The original thinking behind this “rule” was that loads greater than 10% are likely to alter the athletes sprinting mechanics. Though sprint mechanics …

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