Originally Posted by Taittinger
Well there is strength and there is power. Max is still used to gauge power for powerlifting.
The goal here is what University of Texas calls "EP" explosive power. When you say there is strenght and there is power, I think this is not a correct choice of words. Its more like strenght and speed. You want to reach the goal of having power(strenght) with speed or EP.
Alot of people just train for strenght and become slow. Others train for speed and become weak. You want to have the perfect balance.
EP is huge for all sports. Think about the UFC, where would you be with only power, or only speed.
The best way to reach EP is slow down, fast up. Simple, but walk in the gym and you see guys just bouncing weights off their chests.