Monday, March 8, 2010

Power and the Olympic lifts

by Pierre Roy

The concept of power is misunderstood.

Considering that power is the combination of strength and speed and knowing that strength is the easiest element to improve it is taken for granted that to improve levels of power and consequently of performance, it was thought to be enough to raise the level of strength.

This observation is true to some extent ... the difficulty is that often increases in strength occurs at the expense of technique and the speed of the bar in various stages of movement so that if this process is applied incorrectly, it will weaken the nervous system, and thus potentially affect speed and coordination.

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