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    The article is about training and becoming more explosive and how to become more explosive. The author has the same views as some people hea that weight lifting will not make you more explosive but doing your activity over and over will.


    Some Key things to article

    In order for you to improve your speed, power and explosiveness, there are two things that you must do. First of all, you must literally practice your fighting skills thousands and thousands of times. Each time, you must do the skills with perfect technique so that their specific movement patterns become firmly established in your motor memory. The skill must be practiced perfectly and exactly as you would use it when fighting. Remember, practice makes perfect . . . but only if you practice perfect.

    Secondly, you must strengthen your major muscle groups. However, this should not be done in a manner that mimics a particular skill. A stronger muscle can produce more force; if you can produce more force, you’ll require less effort and be able to perform the skill more quickly, more efficiently and more explosively. But again, this is provided that you’ve practiced enough in a correct manner so that you’ll be more skillful in applying that force. So, if your goal is to become a more explosive fighter, you must become proficient at your fighting techniques and you must strengthen the muscles of your hips, legs, upper torso and arms.

    When fighters are described as being “explosive,” essentially what is being said is that they perform, move or react quickly and forcefully. This is primarily due to the fact that their movement patterns for a particular skill are so firmly ingrained in their “motor memories” that there is little or no wasted effort. In other words, it’s because the fighters are highly efficient with their technique -- not because they lifted weights explosively, practiced skills with weighted objects or performed plyometric drills.

    So do you agree or disagree?
    Last edited by Jake Patterson; 02-28-2008, 04:46 PM.

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    I have a problem with the article because he says "One of the most hotly debated subjects in the field of strength training." He also states, "researchers say" and yet he does not provide researchers' names or sources for his material. He does have Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education. My son's trainer has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and he has a different opinion. This article is opinion and not science.


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