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To plyo or not to plyo?


If you take a bodybuilder who can leg press 360kg and a kick-boxer who can only leg press 180kg and let them kick a training bag, the kick-boxer would exhibit greater power and apply more force to the bag than the bodybuilder.

Why? While the bodybuilder may have more strength, which refers to your ability to displace weight, the kick-boxer has more power, which relates to your ability to apply force quickly (such as jumping).

Read more about plyometric training in the March/April edition of Muscle Evolution

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