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Reader Question: Is there anything my athlete can do specifically with post tetanic facilitation?

Monday, December 3, 2018 1:25 PM
Q: Is there anything my athlete can do specifically with post tetanic facilitation on race day to have those powerful fast twitch fibers ready to fire from the start of the race?  Ben Young
 
A: Wave loading and contrast training are practical ways to use post-tetanic facilitation. PICP Level 5 Coach Moritz Klatten, who trained 7 world champions in boxing and 3 Olympic champions, used this lower body method with his boxing world champion Jack Culcay:
 
A1. Dumbbell Split Squat, 5 x 3-5, 40X1, rest 10 seconds
A2. Box Jump, Hands Behind Head, 5 x 10-12, explosive, rest 240 seconds
 
What is happening is that the split squats for low reps will recruit the powerful fast-twitch fibers, and when you move to the box jump those fibers will still be activated.
 
Also, consider that Doug Hepburn had a great way to do this by contrasting two types of training protocols. See this Workout Systems: Modified Hepburn Method on our website.
 

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