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10 Reasons everybody should Track Strength Training

Recently I came across some articles about why Athletes should be tracked anywhere on the field. I think anyone practicing Strength Training to reach a specific goal should be tracking their efforts, so I decided to play this “game” and listed my 10 most important reasons everybody should use a tracking device when lifting. Any comment […]

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Defining a Training Target : Max Strength or Rate of Force Development ?

In a recent article, I wrote about the link between Strength and time of movement,introducing Rate of Force Development and defining Explosive Strength as the ability to exert maximal forces in minimal time. The key concept is that for many movements, the time it takes to develop full range of motion may not be enough to also express […]

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Idea: Acceleration Based Training vs Velocity Based Training

With the latest advance in technology we hear more and more about Velocity Based Training and how to pick loads and repetitions on the speed of movement. Actually, early in the 80’s Linear Position Transducers (LPT) were used by researchers in Europe and Russia to measure speed and power of the repetitions. The italian Carmelo Bosco (PhD) was among the first to elaborate […]

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Explosive Training : a guide to understand Rate of Force Development and how to increase it

Rate of force development (RFD) is merely a change in force with time. The change in force over time can be expressed either as an equation: difference of Force / difference of time between two given instants or plotted on a graph with F on the y-axis and t on the x-axis. Therefore it is the slope of the Force Time curve. […]

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High Density Training for Muscle Building and Conditioning: get more in less time

When it comes to proficiency and workout time management many of us gym animals are concerned about making the most out of the very short time they can dedicate to their bodies. Many are just trying the fastest way to look good naked shedding some fat and growing some muscles, others,like crossfitters, are trying to create […]