Chapter 6. Biomechanical Foundations of Strength and Power Training

  1. Vladimir M. Zatsiorsky
  1. M.C. Siff

Published Online: 17 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470693797.ch6

Biomechanics in Sport: Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention

Biomechanics in Sport: Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention

How to Cite

Siff, M.C. (2000) Biomechanical Foundations of Strength and Power Training, in Biomechanics in Sport: Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention (ed V. M. Zatsiorsky), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470693797.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632053926

Online ISBN: 9780470693797

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Keywords:

  • power training;
  • weightlifting;
  • human movement;
  • aetiology;
  • biomechanics

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Scope of Biomechanics

  • Objectives of Strength and Power Training

  • The Nature of Strength

  • Specificity in Training

  • Fundamental Concepts

  • Initial Implications of Laws of Mechanics

  • Specific Definitions of Strength

  • Muscle Action

  • Isometric Training

  • The Polyphasic Nature of Muscle Action

  • Co-Contraction and Ballistic Movement

  • The Mechanics of Movement

  • Speed-Strength and Strength-Speed

  • The Interrelation between Strength and other Fitness Factors

  • Specific forms of Strength Expression

  • Some Implications of the Laws of Dynamics

  • Speed, Speed-Strength and Quickness

  • Plyometric Training

  • Flexibility and Sporting Performance

  • Muscle Involvement

  • Conclusions

  • References