Explosive vs TUT? Concentric vs Eccentric movements?

LvlUpStr

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Which would lead to more strength and power growth? One hundred explosive repetitions or ten TUT repetitions with a 10-second rest in between each exercise?

Also, which will create more power and strength? The concentric or eccentric part of a repetition.
 

natewhite39

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Which would lead to more strength and power growth? One hundred explosive repetitions or ten TUT repetitions with a 10-second rest in between each exercise?
IMO, both of these strategies will lead to burnout and injury.

As a general rule with respect to safety you want to train the energy systems and muscle fibers in this order: Endurance, Hypertrophy, Strength, Power. For example, the NSCA recommends that an athlete may not participate in a plyometric program until they can safely back squat 2 x bodyweight for multiple reps.

Also, which will create more power and strength? The concentric or eccentric part of a repetition.
With weight around 60% of your 1RM, an explosive concentric rep will primarily enhance power as you will physically be moving the weight fast (speed). With a weight that is 75-90% of your 1RM, an explosive concentric rep driven by the increased recruitment of your CNS and motor neurons that innervate the muscle fibers, you will be enhancing both strength and power even though the weights are not physically moving quickly.

The eccentric part of the rep augments strength.

With a balanced kettlebell program, you can achieve all 4 qualities as GPP (General Physical Preparation). None will stand out, but all will be available at your disposal.

If you want to focus on 1 particular quality, then you will need to modify your programming to be more specific towards that goal.
 

watchnerd

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Also, which will create more power and strength? The concentric or eccentric part of a repetition.
Which are you asking about, power or strength?

They're not the same thing.

Strongmen (strength) are not Olympic lifters (power), and vice versa.

And they don't train the same, because the goals are different.
 
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