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Power ContinuumIt can be said that the most important neuromuscular function in many sports is the ability to generate force in a rapid manner (maximal muscular power). Power is defined as the force multiplied by the velocity of a movement. Maximal power output is paramount to performance when the aim is to achieve maximal velocity at takeoff, release, or impact.
Kevin Cronin, MS, CSCS,*D, USAW has worked with Collegiate, Olympic, and Professional level athletes over the last three years, working with All-Americans, All-Conference selections, NCAA National Champions, National Champions, and World Champions. Kevin has worked at Stanford University and the University of Texas as a volunteer Strength and Conditioning Coach. He currently serves as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Colorado College.
Newton, RU, Cormie, P, and Kraemer, WL. Power Training. In: Hoffman, J (Ed.), Program Design. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics; 95-118, 2012.