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Explosive vs tension lifts...do they interfere with each other?

Answered on July 25, 2013
Created July 11, 2013 at 4:56 AM

Read Martin Berkan said lifting explosive drills and high tension drills not only work different aspects of the muscle, but that it was counter productive to mix them.

He didnt seem to clarify if that meant exclusively in the same workout, day, or period in general.

Any thoughts on this?

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on July 25, 2013
at 07:27 PM

There is a school of thought that doing a heavy weight tension lift followed immediately by a more explosive plyometric exercise yields the greatest results. Never do it in reverse order. An example would be doing squats followed immediately by box jumps. If I had more time, I would find the many research articles showing that this type of workout yields superior results.

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on July 11, 2013
at 04:17 PM

I think the suspicion here is that the high tension stuff will slow your nervous system down, but the explosive stuff is all about training for speed. It is like sprinting versus endurance training. The pace of an endurance athlete is much slower, so if you are trying to do both at once, your explosive capacity would theoretically suffer.

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