To understand power, we first need to define the physics term: work. Work is the amount of force it takes to move a load over a distance. With that in mind, we then look at Power as the amount of work you can do over a period of time. In terms of training, it is the ability to move a load as quickly as possible. Power development puts an emphasis on the speed of the movement. Like plyometrics, power development looks to translate strength gains into better speed-strength qualities for sport
Power development movements
The main movements of power training are all similar in nature. They are total whole-body movements that all look to improve one’s ability to produce maximal force in the shortest amount of time. These main movements are:
- Jump Squats
- Push Presses
On top of these movements, we have rotational movements to further increase power development. Lift and chop patterns focuses on the kinetic linking from the ground, to the body, and onto your extremities.
Our pillar is the core reinvented. It is what remains of the body after removing all extremities. Our core is involved in all elements of training, sport, and general movement serving a primary function of integrated mobility and stability of the trunk, hip, and joints. It also aids in the body’s ability to breathe optimally. A strong core allows better energy transfer from forces produced at the body’s extremities. It also allows for more efficient movement with minimal energy leaks. Therefore, a strong core leads to mor force production, which then, leads to more power output.
Main Core Movements
The core is trained in 3 main movements. These movements are:
- Anti-Lateral Flexion