Adduction - Movement of a limb toward the middle of the body, such as bringing the arm down after being extended at the shoulder.
Adhesion - Fibrous patch holding muscles or other parts together that are normally separated.
linear/non-linear, undulating, etc.), nor will I give my opinion on any of these periodization models as an “effective” or “ineffective” means of training.
As I am sure you know, Westside’s methods are anything but common knowledge.
In a light lift, the bar speed is too fast for you to have time to get to Fmax. My numbers indicate that even at 75% of 1RM (too heavy to be considered “speed weight” by most), force production is still only 85%.
Force, the most important quality for a powerlifter, is not practiced with speed work. When you consider that increasing the weight to 90% or 95% yields near-maximum levels of force production, it’s easy to see that when it comes to practicing your ability to produce force, you can’t beat heavy weights. You know what good form is and you can demonstrate it with light weight), then speed work will not help you get better.
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Simmons has totalled Elite in various power-lifting organizations.
Simmons has competed in powerlifting for over 50 years.
If you complete a set and you could have done 5 or more reps, it counts as speed work.