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Baker Daniel MHS CSCS; Newton, Robert U. PhD, CSCS
Strength and Conditioning Journal: December 2005
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Power training recommendations have typically involved Olympic Weightlifting and plyometric exercise prescriptions, paying scant attention to upper body maximal-power demands. This article attempts to redress this situation by focusing upon strategies and specific techniques that can be implemented to enhance the effectiveness of upper body maximal-power training.

Daniel Baker is a doctoral student in the area of strength and power training adaptations and has been strength coach of the Brisbane Broncos rugby league team for 10 years.

Robert U. Newton is the foundation professor in Exercise, Biomedical and Health Sciences at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia.

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