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Excerpt — Developing Power

Defining the term power in strength and conditioning

The colloquial use of the term power as a generic trait is commonly misunderstood and interpreted. Power is, by definition, the rate of doing work.

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Ballistic and resistance push-up variations

Jump Push-Up Level: Novice Action 1. Start at the top of a push-up with the head in a neutral position and the arms extended (figure 5.1a).

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Advanced power training techniques

In simple terms, what differentiates exercises that develop strength from exercises that develop power is whether the performance of the exercise entails acceleration of a load throughout the majority of the ROM; this results in faster movement speeds and thus higher power outputs.

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