08 Jan RT 048 | Contrast Training for Explosive Strength and Power

Contrast TrainingContrast training is a simple and effective way to increase explosive strength and power, as well as other great benefits.

In this podcast episode, I’ll tell you all about the fundamental concepts behind Contrast training so you can decide if it’s a training method that’s right for you.

It’s a powerful training concept and I’ll tell you everything you need to know to get started.

Here’s what you’ll learn in this podcast episode:

  • Fully understand Contrast training and why you should consider it
  • 3 reasons I like this training method
  • Why explosive strength can improve our training results
  • The key to making Contrast training effective
  • How to specifically use it in a training session
  • How to use it in a training program (where should you use it?)
  • The simple formula for the most effective results
  • The most important question you need to ask yourself about training
  • And more…

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SHOW NOTES:

Here’s additional examples of combinations for Contrast training:

Example #1 (Lower Body Pull)

  • Deadlifts x 3-5 reps
  • Kettlebell Swings x 10 reps

Example #2 (Upper Body Push)

  • Bench Press x 3-5
  • Explosive Push Ups x 5-10

Example #3 (another squat example)

  • Heavy Barbell Squat x 3-5
  • Box Jump x 5-10

Example #4 (Upper Body Push)

  • Heavy Kettlebell Press x 3-5
  • Reduce the load (~ 1/2 the weight of heavy set), then Kettlebell Jerks x 5-10

Example #5 (Lower Body Power)

  • Sled drag (or possibly Heavy Farmer’s Walks)
  • Sprint 40-50 yards

These are just examples of potential combinations.

As long as the formula is applied, the combinations are limitless.

Again, it’s the simple formula I discussed in the show that’s important to understand.

To check out the article I mentioned in the show, click here.

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