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October 30, 2016 - 0 Comments

Summary: The Dynamic Strength Index, often referred to as the dynamic strength deficit, measures the difference between an athlete’s maximal and explosive strength capacity. However, the term “index” is preferred over “deficit”, as it’s an...

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October 9, 2016 - 0 Comments

Summary: Plyometric training involves the usage of jumps, hops, bounds, and/or skips and should not be confused with ballistic training. This form of training is governed by the stretch-shortening cycle, otherwise known as the reversible...

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July 31, 2016 - 0 Comments

Summary: The reactive strength index was developed to measure the reactive jump capacity of athletes, and to determine how they cope with the stress imposed on their body from plyometric exercises. Reactive strength is related...

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June 26, 2016 - 0 Comments

Summary: Although chain-resistance training has become very popular, there is still a significant lack in the theoretical understanding of this training modality. Having said that, it appears that accommodating loads of >20% of 1RM may...

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June 19, 2016 - 0 Comments

Summary: Whilst the use of elastic-resistance training to improve performance has risen in recent years, this training tool has been used in certain sporting environments for decades. Short-duration training programmes have been repeatedly shown to...

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