Developing Powerful Athletes Part 2: Practical Applications

Anthony N. Turner, Paul Comfort, John McMahon, Chris Bishop, Shyam Chavda, Paul Read, Peter Mundy, Jason Lake

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In part 1 of this two-part review, we addressed the recent criticisms of the use of terms such as power, rate of force development, and explosiveness, over impulse. These terms were distinguished mechanically and conceptually for the benefit of the scientist and coach. In part 2, we use the key mechanical parameters underpinning power development and its relationship with the force–time characteristics and force–velocity profile of sporting movements, to evidence the planning of training drills and assist the strength and conditioning coach in devising periodized training programs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-31
JournalStrength & Conditioning Journal
Issue number1
Early online date5 Mar 2020
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2021


  • impulse
  • momentum
  • work
  • force
  • strength
  • speed


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