November 06, 2013
The training properties of dynamic strength exercises are vary considerably when they are performed at altered movement rates. In 1975, sport scientist Lelikov documented the rate of movements of 169 weightlifters performing the same exercises (Clean and Jerk, Squat, and Snatch) over the course of sixteen weeks, three times a week. The objective of their training sessions was to augment maximal strength, or rather the maximal weight on the barbell (1RM). Conferring to the movement rate at which they executed these exercises, the participants were separated into three groups: the first group used a high movement rate, the second used...