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Professional baseball player, Zach Dezenzo, performing a barbell pin squat at Ohio Athletic Performance. He is in the descending phase of the squat, with his thighs parallel to the ground, indicating good depth. He is wearing a blue top, blue shorts, grey leggings, and red and black sneakers. The barbell, branded with 'ROGUE' on the plates, is positioned on his upper back. The sports performance facility is well-equipped with various weightlifting gear, including more barbell plates and resistance bands in the background.

From the Gym to the Game: Improving Speed & Power Through Maximal Strength Training

In the realm of athletics, where speed, quickness, and power reign supreme, understanding the role of strength training, particularly with heavy or maximal weights, is crucial. This exploration delves into the core reasons why lifting heavy is essential for athletes aspiring to enhance their speed and power. By examining the relationship between strength training and the central nervous system (CNS), and applying these principles to a sport-specific context like baseball, we gain insights into how

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Professional baseball player, Zach Dezenzo, performing a barbell pin squat at Ohio Athletic Performance. He is in the descending phase of the squat, with his thighs parallel to the ground, indicating good depth. He is wearing a blue top, blue shorts, grey leggings, and red and black sneakers. The barbell, branded with 'ROGUE' on the plates, is positioned on his upper back. The sports performance facility is well-equipped with various weightlifting gear, including more barbell plates and resistance bands in the background.

From the Gym to the Game: Improving Speed & Power Through Maximal Strength Training

In the realm of athletics, where speed, quickness, and power reign supreme, understanding the role of strength training, particularly with heavy or maximal weights, is crucial. This exploration delves into the core reasons why lifting heavy is essential for athletes aspiring to enhance their speed and power. By examining the relationship between strength training and the central nervous system (CNS), and applying these principles to a sport-specific context like baseball, we gain insights into how

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