Combining a strength and power program for semi-professional footballers (AFL)Australian Journal of Strength and Conditioning (2007)
Training for strength through heavy resistance training will improve an athlete's ability to maximise a force that can be exerted through means of muscular tension. Combining this with power training, an athlete's ability in increasing the rate of which a muscular force can be applied through velocity or time, with use of periodised programming, this article will discuss how to enhance an athlete's overall performance. Australian Football, being a sport of high physiological conditioning needs, this article will show combined strength / power programming will meet, and excel in the expected physiological needs these athletes require. This artcile presents combined strength and power training for a chosen sport and its implementation into a semi-professional Australian Football team and how effective it is on pre-season training. Other methods of combined training include; speed, with resistance training and speed technique / agility drills to help aid with overall speed performance and are employed in a strength and conditioning program in order to maximise the performance potential of an athlete.
- Australian football,
Publication DateSpring October 1, 2007
Citation InformationChristopher Joyce. "Combining a strength and power program for semi-professional footballers (AFL)" Australian Journal of Strength and Conditioning Vol. 15 Iss. 4 (2007) p. 15 - 20
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/chris-joyce/16/