The power program will incorporate the use of plyometrics and Olympic lifting protocols to increase power development. This training will have great impact on the athlete's performance in the 40 yard dash, the vertical and broad jump, and all agility drills. Ultimately, it will be the fine tuning mechanism that takes the strength from the weight room and translates that into functional power that will greatly enhance performance.
Power is the product of strength and speed
Target--Fast twitch muscle recruitment
Eccentric lengthening (stretch) before rapid concentric shortening provided greatest force and power capabilities in skeletal muscle (stretch shortening cycle)
Plyometric training and Olympic lifting aids in the development of explosive power
Plyometrics are quick explosive exercises such as jumps, hops and bounces, etc. that limit ground contact time. To put it simply plyometrics target the declaration/acceleration properties in the muscle to increase power output. They bridge the gap between weight room strength and functional power during movement.