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Docherty David MS PhD; Robbins, Dan MS, CSCS; Hodgson, Matt CSCS
Strength and Conditioning Journal: December 2004
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Complex training has been proposed as a training method to increase power. This article reviews the current literature on complex training, its effect on performance, and possible physiological explanations for its effects.

David Docherty is a professor in the School of Physical Education at the University of Vicotria, B.C., Canada, working in the area of exercise science. He is currently an exercise physiologist and strength and conditioning consultant for Rugby Canada.

Dan Robbins is currently a personal trainer in Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Matt Hodgson is presently completing his MS degree in Kinesiology at the University of Vicotria, B.C., Canada.

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