Will pressing against band tension make athletes stronger and more powerful?

Lower body strength and power tends to steal the spotlight when it comes to athletic performance and rightfully so. Sprinting, jumping and rapid change of direction ability are all fundamental qualities that contribute to on-field performance. However, upper body strength and power also plays a key role in performance, particularly in contact sports like rugby …

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Overview of 3 Advanced Strength and Power Training Methods

Getting untrained or even moderately trained athletes stronger and more explosive can be accomplished relatively easily with traditional training methods. However, the more advanced the athlete becomes, with a greater training history, increases in strength and power are harder to come by. Marginal gains can still be observed with consistent training. Increasing body mass may …

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Variable Resistance Training for Increased Power

In most team sports, power is likely the most important determinant of performance among athletes. Taking this a step further, the rate of which power is developed should be the ultimate goal for most training programs seeking to improve athletic performance. This is especially true when sufficient strength levels have been attained, at which point, …

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