Title

Velocity Specificity of Resistance Training: Actual Movement Velocity Versus Intention to Move Explosively

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Exercise, Biomedical and Health Science, Centre for Exercise and Sports Science Research

RAS ID

5335

Comments

This article was originally published as: Kawamori, N. , & Newton, R. (2006). Velocity specificity of resistance training: Actual movement velocity versus intention to move explosively. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 28(2), 86-91. Original journal available here

Abstract

The article examines the effectiveness of actual movement velocity and intention to move explosively as determinants of velocity-specific responses to resistance training. The training of specificity is an essential consideration when developing resistance training programs. It is known that various resistance training programs elicit different neuromuscular adaptations. The concept of the intention to move explosively being more significant than the actual movement velocity became popular among sports professionals and scientists.