More on the Bilateral Deficit Debate

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It was concluded that the bilateral deficit in jumping is primarily caused by the force-velocity relationship rather than by a reduction of neural drive.

The research will always stir up debate, but history tells us no major quantum leap or revolution is occurring with single leg training. Many proponents of single leg training have made a valuable contribution with injury reduction strategies but with performance enhancement two legs are still very important. Many readers will shout that we are preaching to the choir, but alas, we need more people in the church singing! I am always skeptical of new ideas or change, not because I don’t like something new, is that what impact will it make in 2011? Where is the evidence on the tape and stopwatch with the changes now? Download the pdf here.
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Carl Valle

Carl Valle

Track & Field Coach
Carl is an expert coach who has produced champions in swimming, track and numerous other sports. He is one of the foremost experts in the fields of nutrition and restoration.
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