[quote author="Julian Burns" date="1249151109"]I like to do 3 – 4 sets of heavy squats between 85 – 90% after Oly lifts in the power phase for strength maintenence, but was thinking of replacing the squats with more explosive exersises. What do you guys think of doing contrast training during this phase for example, thoughts???
I like what I’ve read about contrast training. And by contrast you mean alternating power/strength sets on a set to set basis, right?[/quote]
Well the idea I had in mind is performing an explosive exercise followed by a plyometric exercise. Example would be a weighted stomping step up immediately followed by a 15 m start. My thoughts would be this form of contrast training wuld increase explosiveness especially during the first few steps out of the blocks.