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Roles of Maximal Strength and Rate of Force Development in Maximizing Muscular Power

Taber, Christopher MS; Bellon, Christopher MA; Abbott, Heather MEd; Bingham, Garett E. MA

Strength and Conditioning Journal: February 2016 - Volume 38 - Issue 1 - p 71–78
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000193
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ABSTRACT THIS BRIEF REVIEW ENCOMPASSES THE ROLE OF MAXIMAL STRENGTH AND RATE OF FORCE DEVELOPMENT IN THE PRODUCTION OF MUSCULAR POWER. IT BEGINS WITH THE INVESTIGATION OF POWER OUTPUT AND ITS IMPORTANCE FOR SPORT. AFTER THIS BASIS FOR POWER PRODUCTION, THIS REVIEW EXAMINES BOTH MAXIMAL STRENGTH AND RATE OF FORCE DEVELOPMENT EFFECTS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF OPTIMAL POWER OUTPUT. FINALLY, A RATIONAL WHY MAXIMIZING RATE OF FORCE DEVELOPMENT DURING THE COMPETITION SEASON TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS IN SPORT IS PROVIDED.

Center for Excellence for Sport Science and Coach Education, Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

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Christopher Taberis currently completing his PhD at East Tennessee State University with the Department of Exercise and Sport Science in conjunction with the Center of Excellence for Sport Science and Coach Education.

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Christopher Bellonis currently completing his PhD at East Tennessee State University with the Department of Exercise and Sport Science in conjunction with the Center of Excellence for Sport Science and Coach Education.

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Heather Abbottis currently completing her PhD at East Tennessee State University with the Department of Exercise and Sport Science in conjunction with the Center of Excellence for Sport Science and Coach Education.

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Garett E. Binghamis currently completing his PhD at East Tennessee State University with the Department of Exercise and Sport Science in conjunction with the Center of Excellence for Sport Science and Coach Education.

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