Friday, January 18, 2008

On Power

The relationship between coordination and power is quite strong, so strong in fact that it could be suggested that power training is actually to a large extent coordination training.
-Frans Bosch and Ronald Klomp
Running: Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology Applied in Practice

1 comment:

Catherine Imes said...

I'm not naturally coordinated, but I think my Martial Arts training improved my coordination to the point that now I'm much more aware in terms of positioning myself to generate power and even when rowing last night it was evident when my coordination and timing were "on" and when they were "off"...power output on the rower is easily measured.

I've attributed my success in the KB lifts this past year to coordination and awareness. It's funny but when you are good enough at it, people don't think you are generating power or powerful.

Unfortunately, I think the coordination thing is overlooked or not given due diligence by athletes and trainers.