With the load of medicine balls being on average 10% of BW or lower, are they poor manufacturers of power? Does the 10% rule of sleds poison the use of medicine ball use? I think medicine balls are not prime developers of explosive power because they simply don’t provide much of an overload. The same rules apply to balls as they apply to bars, but the application is different. The adage is that b
I dont’ think the medicine balls will make a big impact since they are also used for conditioning purposes. Advanced athletes tend to do more jumps with the ball into a throw for overload and going bilateral helps support sprints since speed work is very demanding on the feet. Often the taper requires support work that is safe and effective. How much of what is unknown….
Never know if your being sarcastic or not…
But, i know a number of good coaches who practice M/B training and who use run in steps. I’ve also used them myself and like them.
Anyway, i am not quite at that progression yet this season and have also lost my video camera. But when i can i will put videos up if people want to see it.
I love using med balls. I think they serve the purpose depending on when they are implemented. I usually like to implement them after short sprint work. After doing themtwice a week, I’ve noticed my sprinters have began to understand applying force takes time and they aren’t trying to be quick and shorten up the range of motion as a result of this understanding. I think med balls help them feel comfortable applying force for what feels like a long time to them but after their bodies have been neuro programmed it doesn’t feel as slow. this mindset translates well over to block starts and acceleration.
I think it’s a valid but advanced exercise. It happens to be rare so could you share the video when are in the right phase?
I like them with ball held overhead and hit the penultimate and plant step as you would for a javelin. Can also go over the block if doing as a jump exercise.
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