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Is Stepping Back Really Counterproductive?.

Brown, Todd D. BS, CSCS; Vescovi, Jason D. MS, CSCS
Strength & Conditioning Journal: February 2004
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summary: Recent research has indicated the paradoxical step back when accelerating creates a greater impulse, provides more horizontal power, and results in superior displacement compared to the drop-and-go technique. Therefore, stepping back should be considered an essential element when training acceleration.

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