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What are good exercises that increase power, without having heavy weights?

You need to go to the basic of what in fact is "power" to understand on how to properly develop it. The best example would be using physics definition of mechanical power: Power = Force * ...
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What are good exercises that increase power, without having heavy weights?

Jump squats with a dumbbell in each hand seem to be a good option. Twenty pounds is light for dumbbell swings but they'd still provide some fast-twitch stimulus for the glutes and hamstrings. Don't ...
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Is it possible to work on strength and power on the same day?

He mentions that you shouldn't be working on absolute strength and power simultaneously. Is this correct? A reasonable way of interpreting this would be to take it as merely meaning that his specific ...
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What are good exercises that increase power, without having heavy weights?

Get your players access to real weights, such as barbells, and have them to do the squat, deadlift, overhead press, bench, and power clean. Otherwise, after a week of training teenage boys who are ...
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Is it possible to work on strength and power on the same day?

From what I read (1) Dietz advocates French contrast training, which consists of 4 exercises performed one after another: Heavy compound (80-90% 1RM) A plyometric jump A drop set or weighted jump (30%...
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Weight size when training for power (not for maximum strength, resistance or body size)

In order to answer your question, we need to consider a number of concepts. The first is the force-velocity curve which, in the most simple terms, is a plot of the relationship between the force and ...
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Power Clean basic guide

If you want a guide to lift a heavy object from the ground (or close to the ground) to around shoulder height, I would say you more want to look at the stone lifting in strongman training than ...
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Do static holds build power?

The physics definition of power is: (1) power = change in work / change in time where, (2) work = force * displacement (3) force = mass * acceleration (4) acceleration = change in velocity / change in ...
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How fast should a rep be in strength, power, hypertrophy and endurance goal workout?

Time-under-Tension is when you are moving, holding and otherwise doing work to keep the weight in a particular position. Think of doing a slow bodyweight squat, this will get hard if you repeat it ...
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Rectus abdominis vs oblique muscles

There's an interesting article on this subject at T-Nation - in particular see the charts for muscle activation of RA and EO in various exercises. Essentially the rectus abdominus is not recruited ...
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Do static holds build power?

I think you are asking if isometric movement can contribute to muscle development. The awnser to that is yes, Some exercises like planking (abs) or wall sit(legs) are isometric exercies that can be ...
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Weight size when training for power (not for maximum strength, resistance or body size)

The extent to which you focus on explosive training will depend on the sport and the target movement. Generally you want to focus on rate of force development, as opposed to maximal strength, if the ...
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How do you increase muscle power via greater contraction speed?

As an example let us consider someone in the bottom position of a benchpress. At time t=0 he starts pressing the barbell upwards and at time t=tl he locks out the press. While pressing he excerts a ...
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Partial reps for muscle growth

Who says they don't? Partial squats would be something like pin squats. Partial deadlifts would be something like rack deadlifts. The pull-ups you described sound something like a stomach pull-up ...
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How to convert strength to power in basketball?

I believe being able to connect your kinetic chain is important for power, in your context. You can first: Identify which muscles are needed for that particular movement Determine their role in that ...
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How to convert strength to power in basketball?

Exercise will always increase performance and strength in any sport such as basketball and futball as long as you are consistent and complemented with good rest and nutrition. However, it is important ...
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Third pull of power clean: powerful jump vs arms pull vs thighs pull

I think pushing with thighs is potentially very problematic because it might cause the bar to move horizontally which you don't want. Rising with the heels without jumping too much is the general ...
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What is the relationship between exercise effort, watts, speed, and calories burned?

I'm not fitness expert but I can answer the question from point of view of physics. Watt is unit of power which says how much energy is being put to some system per unit of time. (Watt is equal to one ...
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Do static holds build power?

Power has many definitions, which one are you using? If you're using the physics definitions, then static holds are not work at all. So obviously not. If you get under a bar that's welded to a frame,...
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Exercise bike / ergometer - calories burned, or calories produced?

The number that is displayed on your bike is an estimate and can be off as much as 40%: there is no standard for this and many machines are fairly inaccurate. Some of the possibilities that your ...
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Do slowly lifting heavy weights increase general power/speed/impact without weights?

It can, provided you also practice the speed activity. Jason Zuback is a notable golf example. He dominated the long drive scene for a while. He has a powerlifting and bodybuilding background. You'll ...
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What does "genetic potential" really mean? Does it really mean anything?

Ah, perhaps one of the most philosophically challenging aspects of physiology. This is almost a religious test within the strength training community. I'm not sure there is a single factor. Where we ...
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Hip mechanics in kipping pull-up

I am a former gymnast and a current crossfitter. I think of the kip a little bit differently than your other sources: The arch where the stomach and the shoulders push forward create tension, the ...
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How fast should a rep be in strength, power, hypertrophy and endurance goal workout?

Specific tempo advice for maximizing strength, power, hypertrophy and endurance will depend on: Your exercise of choice (sqauts for example require a much greater recovery time than curls) Your level ...
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What do Watts really mean on an exercise bike?

There is a difference between Joules (Watts*time) produced and Joules (Calories) burned. The difference is the bodies efficiency and is approx 25% or a factor of 1/4. Then there is the constant ...
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