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Assisted Versus Resisted Training

Which Is Better for Increasing Jumping and Sprinting?

Tufano, James J. PhD, CSCS*D1; Amonette, William E. PhD, CSCS2

Section Editor(s): Galpin, Andrew J. PhD, CSCS, NCSA-CPT

Strength & Conditioning Journal: February 2018 - Volume 40 - Issue 1 - p 106–110
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000362
Columns: Point/Counterpoint
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ABSTRACT 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, james.j.tufano@gmail.com.

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.

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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.

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