Plyometric/Explosive Training

Welcome to our plyometric/explosive power section! Here you will have access to training videos, articles and interviews that will get you as explosive as possible!

 

Louie Simmons talking strength, power, and conditioning for fighters.. Part 2

Coach Louie Simmons continues his discussion in Part 2 on what strength, power, and conditioning methods he likes to use when training fighters.

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Coach Louie Simmons Talking Strength, Power, and Conditioning for Fighters.. Part 3

Coach Louie Simmons continues his discussion on what strength, power, and conditioning methods he likes to use when training fighters.

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Top 5 Explosive Exercises for boxing training...

What is explosive? Definitions of an explosive exercise can vary, so for clarification I have used explosive in this context to mean exercises that use a fast muscle chain reaction that will demand a high CV input and lead quickly to fatigue.

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Introduction To Power Training For The Striking Arts

The Importance of Specificity

 

By Giles Wiley MSc, CSCS (come right now to www.thefitnessgentleman.com

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My first boxing coach was Willie Toweel. He was number one contender for the world lightweight belt back in the fifties. The great Rocky Marciano once described him as “The White Sugar Ray Robinson.”


He was a great boxing trainer in many ways but he was terrified that weight training would make us slow and stiff. In fact, he was convinced that if I even picked up some heavy weights I’d bulk up and be unable to box.


He wasn’t alone in his opinions of weight training but fortunately most good trainers now recognize the importance of a well designed strength and conditioning program.


Note that I say well designed!


Now, this is going to cause some real controversy, particularly as some of my good friends are bodybuilders, but here goes …..


the absolute last person you should ask for strength training advice for the striking arts is a bodybuilder!

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