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Special Strength: Part 2 by Derek Evely

  • Publication: Athletics Weekly & CACC
  • Year: 2009

Special strength methods are those that use non-maximal loads and develop one or more characteristics primarily governed by the nervous system, including:

  • Reactive strength
  • Explosive strength
  • Power, or Speed-strength
  • Rate of force development
  • Various proprioreceptive and re-educating type activities including corrective and stabilising type movements

In the first part of this article we discussed reactive and explosive strength and so we will now continue by exploring “rate of force development” or RFD.

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