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Strength Training Programs: Training Speed to Get Strong

Written on August 25, 2011 at 8:38 pm, by Eric Cressey

Imagine two lifters standing near one another – each with a barbell loaded to 405 pounds on the floor in front of them.

Assume these two are identical in every way – except for one key fact. Lifter A was a high-jumper, but Lifter B got his physique from more traditional bodybuilding methods.

Neither of these guys has ever deadlifted 405 previously.

Which of the two do you put your money on to hit the PR if you don’t know anything else about them?

Ten times out of ten, I take the high jumper – and I’d guarantee you that most folks in the human performance industry would do the same. Why?

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One Response to “Strength Training Programs: Training Speed to Get Strong”

  1. john Says:

    What about a sprinter looking to get stronger. Can on get stronger with only one lower body lifting day per week?

    Are Asian weightlifters coached to point their toes out. I feel like a very high percentage of them do that–and that one pictured has enormous quads.

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