THIS COLUMN DISCUSSES TWO RELATED, BUT IMPORTANTLY DIFFERENT, APPROACHES TO ENHANCING POWER; ASSISTED AND RESISTED TRAINING. UNDERSTANDING BOTH MODALITIES ALLOWS THE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROFESSIONAL TO DISCERN THE ROLE OF EACH IN ENHANCING JUMP AND SPRINT PERFORMANCE.
1Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic; and
2Department of Clinical, Health, and Applied Sciences, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
Address correspondence to James J. Tufano, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The efforts of JJT are partially supported by PRIMUS/17MED/05.
The purpose of the Point/Counterpoint Column is to provide a respectful and balanced discussion in relation to controversial or current topics in the fields of strength and conditioning, nutrition, and human performance.
COLUMN EDITOR: Andrew J. Galpin, PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA
James J. Tufanois an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport at Charles University.
William E. Amonetteis an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical, Health, and Applied Sciences at the University of Houston.