Explosive Training Series

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Stop doing the same boring exercises!

When you’re ready to step-up your weight lifting game, these are the exercises you should be doing. You’ll get stronger and more powerful by mixing in these exercises into your workout regime. For shoulders, chest, back, and legs – the four food groups!

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Explosive Training
Explosive Chest training is uber important for ballistic strength and speed for athletics.

Explosive Chest training is uber important for ballistic strength and speed for athletics.

After reading through our Time To Explode – Explosive Training: Legs Addition article, we are now going to move on to explosive training for the chest.

If you haven’t read our Legs Edition, it is highly recommended you do so for two reasons:

First, the legs are the foundation of your explosive strength, and if you’re legs are weak, well… no dice! The second reason being – there is some background info on what exactly proper explosive training is.

Also check out Time To Explode – Explosive Training: Back Edition, as well as Time To Explode – Explosive Training: Shoulders Edition, to become a more well-rounded ballistic machine!

Training for ballistic strength is uber important. Not only is the chest the center eye piece of looking manly and rugged and turning heads, but your pectorals also serve many purposes in various sports. Boxers, MMA fighters, football players, baseball players, etc ALL need strong and explosive chests.

In the simplest terms possible: the faster and more explosive your muscles can output energy, the better athlete you are. Continue Reading…

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Explosive Training
Having ballistic strength in the shoulders transfers over nicely to your given sport or activity.

Having ballistic strength in the shoulders transfers over nicely to your given sport or activity.

Ahhh – the last part of our Time To Explode series!

Gone Liftin’ covered, in depth, explosive training for the Legs, for the Back, and for the Chest.

Now, last but not least, we are going to dive right into building that ballistic fortitude in your delts.

The deltoid muscles really complement your physique nicely. They give you that width and that glamour, and are NOT to be neglected, ever!

Nice, muscular delts are a very aesthetically pleasing muscle, as well as a very functionally coherent muscle, in terms of athletics. Having big strong shoulders isn’t enough! Your deltoids need to have adequate explosive strength so you can perform optimally in your sport or activity. Continue Reading…

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Explosive Training
Having great ballistic power in your back is a sure fire way to stay ahead of the competition!

Having great ballistic power in your back is a sure fire way to stay ahead of the competition!

You’ve made it to the Back edition of our Time To Explode series. Welcome!

If you forgot about Time To Explode – Explosive Training: Legs Edition, head over and gets to reading! And don’t pass up on Time To Exploide – Explosive Training: Chest Edition, followed by Time To Explode – Explosive Training: Shoulders Edition.

Here we are going to outline some of the best ballistic exercises to make your back more explosive than C4!

The back is manly. The back screams power. The back commands respect. If you have a puny back, you won’t be too feared on the field, and you certainly won’t be feared or respected in life (not that it’s a good thing to be feared, but you get our drift)… Continue Reading…

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Explosive Training
Explosive strength training is crucial for athletes of all varieties.

Explosive strength training is crucial for athletes of all varieties.

Explosiveness cannot really be defined. If you have explosive strength, you can strike like a cobra. You have the power – you have the speed – you have the movement.

As an example, let’s use boxing. If a fighter has tremendous explosive strength, he can quickly go from a defensive shell to a very fast, powerful strike, with little lag in between switching directions and angles.

When the muscles carry explosive power, the rate at which they move and the power they produce is quite high. Explosive strength is vital for many sports (ie boxing, football, basketball, hockey, etc).

How Do We Train For Explosive Strength?

To train for explosive strength and power, you have to “explode” when you are performing your exercises. This is hard to get down on paper, but exploding when performing strength exercises includes anything from quick jumps, lateral slides, claps, and very fast repetitive movements. You are being explosive, ballistic, FAST! Continue Reading…