Hey everyone,



In case you missed it yesterday, check out this post. It’s still crazy to me that this happened.

Huge News!



On to today’s post. Today is all about explosion and power.



Explosion and power are basically one in the same. They are a perfect blend of strength and speed. Explosion is when strength and speed come together as one.



Here’s the issue? How do you train for it? Do you spend one day working on 100% speed training and another day training 100% strength? Do you just lift lighter weights all the time? Do you lift heavier weights expecting the light stuff will just start moving faster?



To get more explosive, you have to blend the strength and speed training together with certain movements. Check out the video below to see my two favorite movements to build explosion and power.






To look at it from a different point of view, you have to move the heaviest weight as fast as you possible can. If you can clean a 45 pound dumbbell as fast as a 35 pound dumbbell, you should be using the 45.



If you can clean a 55 pound dumbbell as fast as the 35 pound dumbbell, you should be using the 55.



However, if you pick up a 60 pound dumbbell, clean and press it, but you are moving it really slowly, you won’t be building explosion anymore. You will have crossed too far into the strength zone.



Same goes for all exercises. Move a heavy squat fast, you are training explosion. Bench press, deadlift, overhead press, clean, snatch, whatever movement you pick. If you take a medium weight and move it as fast as you can, you will be training explosion.



Check back in tomorrow for more throwing and training information. Make sure to “like” Primal Athlete Training Center on Facebook and spread the word to your teammates and friends.



Thanks in advance,


Coach Matt Ellis

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