[quote author="Nick Newman" date="1299025959"]Another thing to note…
My lifts under 80% are performed a maximum speed and are often measured using devices i have available. If the speed i can move 75% of my clean max becomes faster does this do more or less for my performance as an EXPLOSIVE athlete than if my clean max goes from 330 – 340? ? ? ?
Also, Over the last 6+ months i have been advised quite regularly from someone who is likey the most successful jumps coach over the last half decade if you account for his young athlete development as well as his Olympic medals…
THe OL power variations are explosive movements even at maximal loads. Doing them at low intensities for ‘speed’ if a complete waste of time.
But out of interest, how (and how often) do you measure bar speed?[/quote]
Effort and speed is also a big part of intensity sir! Not just load. Trust 70%-80% at max speed is very high intensity. And you’re wrong in saying that about maxinal loads. That is not the best way for a long jumper to train for a long period of time. That is why the best jumps coaches do not do it…i would imagine!
Tendo unit and sometimes some program on a computer (can’t remember name) measures force, m/s etc…I do it every 3 weeks….