[quote author="Nick Newman" date="1231274841"]Thanks Mike and Jeremy…
Yes, my thesis is on Suspension training (overspeed concept for developing explosive power and take off velocity)
I am currently writing an article for the Strength and conditioning research on the subject.
Because of the extreme lack of research on suspension training, I need to use protocols from overspeed as possible practical applications of the method.
But thats great so far, i didnt have all 3 before. Thanks a lot.
I’m not sure if this is of any help but for you article or thesis you may want to predict how suspension training (i.e. lighter load = more explosion) could benefit athletic performance. If so, have a look at:
Hakkinen, Acta Physiol Scand 1985, 125, 587-600 for the effect of explosive training on force- and relaxation time (especially at low loads) and compare it to;
Hakkinen, Acta Physiol Scand 1985, 125, 573-585 on the same effect from strength training (or lack of it) on force- and relaxation time.
I’ll upload a page (with charts) on to Wiki this weekend summarising it[/quote]
Nick I’m not sure if you’ve had a chance to collect these articles. In the explosive training protocol Hakkinen used exercises such as: Countermovement jump with loaded barbell (10-60% of 1RM), maximal standing five jump, maximal five-hurdle jump, maximal drop jump from 30-60cm, and…maximal drop jump from 30-40cm with an elastic band to aid in the rebound velocity (assisted rebound).
I thought I would just attach some information that might be of interest to you from the study.