There may be something here. 90% of the internet and research world is focused on acceleration and vertical jump (aka long contacts) vs top-end sprinting and competitive jumping (short contacts). We train strength for long periods of time…now people have accepted training acceleration for long periods of time…but the work directed at reactivity in under .17sec or so is still trained sparingly.
What happens if you hit “overspeed” plyos in some quantity for extended periods of time?
Everyone says it’s easier to make someone stronger than enhance their firing speed or reactivity….maybe that’s because we spend 90% of our time trying to get stronger… what if you took a contact mat and a suspension jump device and played around with variances in Assistances instead of REsistances for about 8 months?
Please do not reply about how 5minute iso-lunge holds are actually incredibly fast muscle contractions 🙂