Training for power: principles and practice

Turner, Anthony N. ORCID logoORCID: (2009) Training for power: principles and practice. Professional Strength & Conditioning (14) . pp. 20-32. [Article]

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Developing an athlete’s ability to generate power is a key goal of periodisation. This development can be enhanced through manipulation of the force-velocity curve, whereby athletes first increase force output (maximum strength), and then the ability to apply this force under progressively time constrained movement skills specific to their sport. The first part of this article looks at the physiological and biomechanical theories that govern the efficacy of power training, and reviews the effect of strength training and ballistic training on power development. The second part focuses on training prescription.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > London Sport Institute > Strength and Conditioning at the London Sport Institute
Item ID: 14640
Notes on copyright: The attached document is the published version of an article published by The UK Strength & Conditioning Association (UKSCA) in the journal Professional Strength & Conditioning, Issue 14, Summer 2009 © UKSCA. Permission was granted, on the 16/10/15, by UKSCA ( to make the full text available in this repository.
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