Been awhile since I've posted, but I've been lurking.
I coach football in upstate, NY and we had a coaching clinic this weekend and a guy by the name of Dan Fichter came in and gave us a great presentation on isometric activities and how to really increase speed by doing more eccentric work. A quick explosive movement on the eccentric phase increases speed according to him. I buy into his theory. The muscle fires much faster in a fast eccentric movement than it does in a slower one, and since quick firing occurs during running it makes sense that it increases speed.
My question is, how many of you buy into this kind of theory? And does anyone have a good link to take another look at? I'm extremely interested in this kind of training to go along with the power stuff.
Thanks in advance for any help.
Last edited by KoSh; 03-13-2006 at 10:49 AM.
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