Power Production in Gen Pop
The number one fitness quality we all lose as we age is #POWER aka the ability to generate #force quickly is lost as we age.
Meaning our ability to make rapid change of directions or accelrations, or for the elderly catch themselves when falling, declines. Studies suggest on average we lose about 10% of our power every decade of life, meaning we'll have lost 50-70% of our power from ages 20- 70
Power In today's Movement post- I want to give some pointers on how to start incorporating some low level POWER work into your training routines. Everyone knows the benefits of conditioning and strength work, but a piece that often gets left out is power. Power can be defined as "work per unit of time" in Science and Practice of Strength Training. Another way to think of it is expressing force development in an explosive manner. To achieve this- we have to blend strength a
In this article I detail a few different aspects of power. First I talk about what the force-velocity curve is, the benefits of training based on the curve, and how to train all along the spectrum. Next I talk about and how training power will increase performance and decrease injury potential. Finally I relate all of this back to how incorporating power into an everyday person's program will benefit them. This article was originally posted on my buddy Jesse McMeekin's site
Here are two links to articles I wrote for James Cerbie over at Rebel Performance on Cal Dietz's Triphasic Training book a few years ago. Cal's book is still a personal favorite of mine. He is incredibly smart and breaks down complex ideas and methods into manageable portions for coaches to implement into their own system (or run with his). I love implementing his tempo style blocks into my own programming for my athletes. Check out the articles as well as James' site and l