Specific Focus: Training Strength

BALLISTIC TRAINING

BALLISTIC TRAINING

Following on from accommodating resistance, ballistic training works under the same principle: trying to stimulate adaptation through the full range of the movement. Whilst accommodating resistance aims to achieve this via an increase in force throughout the range, ballistic training instead aims to do this via increasing speed throughout the range. Hence although both accommodating and ballistic training are both considered strength training, they will each stimulate slightly more strength and speed adaptations respectively due to the method of overload. Unfortunately, due to the high speed of the weight at the end range of the movement, there are only a handful of viable ballistic strength exercises, hence options can be somewhat limited.

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