Power Tag

Having spent time across multiple sports including boxing, rugby, weightlifting, powerlifting, and other endurance based sports, the greatest aspect to concentrate on is - “in this sport, where should the optimal expression of power be positioned on the force-velocity curve?”   I like to utilise the method of post-activation potentiation (PAP).   What is this? It is a short-term improvement in performance (power exercise) following a conditioning activity (strength exercise). This short-term improvement is thought to be related to an increased potentiation of motor units following a high motor unit activity in the muscle. An example of this is an improvement in counter movement...

Bigger muscles have the potential to create more force. More force creates greater power output. Greater power output means sprinting faster, jumping higher, changing direction more efficiently and ultimately better performance.   Whilst it’s important to note that it’s not all that black and white, having a fairly distinct training focus and outcome is vital to the design, structure and overall success of most resistance training programs. To put it very, very simply; we want athletes with more muscle, who can apply high amounts of force and do it rapidly. Hypertrophy. Strength. Power. Hypertrophy – build more muscle Simply put hypertrophy means an increase in the...