Want your squat to transfer to your sport for optimal results? Then pay attention.-DR
CD: Many athletes and/or coaches use an Olympic style or powerlifting style squat when they are utilizing front and back squats during the course of training for sport. Let’s keep in mind that these are all excellent exercises in gaining strength for humans to become faster and potentially more explosive. Also, please don’t forget that I use these various techniques throughout the year; ultimately, though, you can’t get the greatest sport results unless you change these methods once your athletes have become strong enough. One must increase the athlete’s readiness and potential in order to maximize the transfer of strength and explosiveness to the sport.
Upon making this statement one must come to the realization that athletes can’t keep squatting heavier and heavier and have their performance keep improving. This has never been the case with any athlete that I’ve seen. You must have a level of strength that is high enough to perform the task at hand. However, once the requisite strength has been developed one must use more sports specific methods to transfer the gains Read the rest of this entry