Every athlete wants to be explosive,right?!?!?!
Of course they do. The problem lies in what it really takes in order to really get explosive. In this culture of always looking for the shortcut, a lot of athletes that are searching for explosive power are running into one and/or both of two major problems.
1. Skipping steps and not seeing the true power they want as an athlete.
2. Skipping steps and ending up injured whether in the weight room or on the field.
See the common thread? I thought so. SKIPPING STEPS.
Developing explosive power as an athlete is the culmination of all the work they put in in the weight room, on the track, in the pool, on the practice turf, etc.
Think about it. You can't count to 10 with 2-4-6-8-10. It doesn't work that way. The same thing goes in the training of athletes.
We see so many great videos of really cool looking exercises being performed by our favorite athletes, and the message that's getting sent out is that if you do this you'll play like him. WRONG WRONG WRONG!!! These videos don't show the attention to basic human movements, the slow, sometimes very frustrating progressions to more advanced lifts and heavier loads, varying speeds, etc.
It's not what a lot of people want to hear, but they have to understand that the training process is long and sometimes tedious. It's not making PR's on your lifts every week. It's setbacks and going to the edge of your abilities to promote more improved movements. It's focused on a longer training/competition cycle in order to maximize on the benefits.
The message here is look at the big picture first. What is the athlete's main goal? Secondarily the goal of the current training phase. Lastly the goals of TODAY'S session. Today's session can't be about a time limit to the workout, you have to meet the goal of the workout or you fall behind.
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