- 1 What is peak force?
- 2 What is peak force development?
- 3 How do you increase RFD?
- 4 How does RFD apply to Sprint speed?
- 5 How is impact force calculated?
- 6 Does producing a high amount of force mean that an athlete is producing a high amount of power?
- 7 Why is peak force important?
- 8 What is neuromuscular efficiency?
- 9 What intensity should be used to develop maximum strength?
- 10 How do powerlifters improve explosiveness?
- 11 How do you build explosive speed?
- 12 How do you train strength and speed?
- 13 What is bar speed?
- 14 What is ballistic loading?
- 15 What is reactive strength?
What is peak force?
For Iron core motors the peak force is the force generated by the motor just beyond the saturation point of the Motor Force Constant. The peak force is determined by the tolerated material expansion due to an increased temperature of the coil.
What is peak force development?
Peak rate of Force Development is therefore the maximum steepness of the force-time curve.
How do you increase RFD?
Exercises like the power clean, snatch, and clean and high pull are ideal for RFD training due to the ability to increase resistance on the bar in Olympic lifts while maintaining high velocities through the full range of motion. They create the best opportunity to increase force and velocity in the same exercise.
How does RFD apply to Sprint speed?
RFD can be defined as a change in force divided by time. Due to the short time period allotted to apply force while sprinting, speed is not limited by the maximum forces that can be applied to the ground but rather by the maximum rates at which the limbs can apply the required forces.
How is impact force calculated?
To calculate the force of impact, divide kinetic energy by distance.
Does producing a high amount of force mean that an athlete is producing a high amount of power?
Because power is the product of force multiplied by velocity (Power = Force * Velocity), improving either of these components can lead to increased power production and therefore the explosiveness of the athlete.
Why is peak force important?
Peak force is a measure at a specific moment in time, and research has shown this metric can be accurate (reliable) using quality measurement tools such as force plates.
What is neuromuscular efficiency?
Neuromuscular efficiency is a fundamental strength and conditioning principle that refers to one’s ability to recruit muscles to produce force. In this blog, we will cover the basics of neuromuscular efficiency and show you how to incorporate it into your training programs.
What intensity should be used to develop maximum strength?
Hedrick (1995) suggested that a moderate intensity (75-85% of 1-repetition maximum) is sufficient. In order to improve strength, the body must be significantly overloaded. Recall that strength is a neuromuscular adaptation, so the connection between the nervous system and the muscular system must speed up.
How do powerlifters improve explosiveness?
Some of the best ballistic exercises:
- Back and front squat.
- Jump Squat.
- Jump squat with weights (10-50% of your body weight as an external load)
- Squat with bands or chains.
- Box squat with bands or chains.
- Sled pull.
- Sled Push.
- Multidirectional acceleration against bands.
How do you build explosive speed?
Standard explosive exercises use large muscle movements such as squats, power cleans, weighted or unweighted vertical jumps, heavy ball throws, or even hill sprinting. Smaller muscle exercises like bench presses or push-ups can also be used to build power but will limit the overall results to those muscle groups.
How do you train strength and speed?
Training for speed-strength includes slow stretch-shortening plyometric drills such as countermovement jumps, single-leg high hurdle jumps and light-loaded jump squats. The typical speed target to develop speed-strength should be from 1 to 1.3 m/s.
What is bar speed?
In a simple summary, bar velocity is used to help estimate power and force, and only represents a fraction of what is happening. Those that are looking at simple speeds are likely to want a practical gauge if the lift is getting little return, or too much effort and too little adaptation.
What is ballistic loading?
Ballistic training allows you to accelerate a load as fast as possible with no deceleration phase, allowing athletes to develop both power and speed-strength. Used both to develop power, but also power endurance as a form of conditioning.
What is reactive strength?
Reactive strength is a representation of the fast SSC function. It shows athletes’ ability to change quickly from an eccentric to a concentric contraction and their ability to develop maximal forces in minimal time. It has also been described as a measurement of stress on the calf/Achilles muscle/tendon system.