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    I agree with you when you say that there was great value in slowing down your kicks, to make sure your form was correct. And then ramping your training back up, after that.

    But extreme slow motion is an entirely different thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j416to
    I'm not sure those concepts really apply here. You're argument about neurologocal pathways might be true if both motions were conceptually the same, but they're not. Extreme slow motion kicking, with the occasional stopping, minimizes your accelerations; while kicking power requires you to generate as much physical acceleration as possible. And following the same physical path has very little vaule when it comes to learning how manage or create accelerations.

    I will give you a few counter examples:

    1) Walking a mile in slow motion will not train you to run that same mile as fast as you can. Walking and running are two different things, even if you're doing it over the same terrain.

    2) Balancing a motorcycle as slowly as you can, stopping ocassionally to force your muscles to hold the bike up, will not train you how to ride that same motorcycle at 150 mph. The accelerations, the reaction times, are totally different.
    You are right, acceleration has nothing to do with neurological pathways unless you are talking about muscular inhibitors. We are talking about two different things. If you want to discuss how to generate speed/power, we can digress there. However, that was not the theme of my slow-kicking post. I guess this is why reading comprehesion was such a huge focus back in the day. It seems to be utterly lost nowadays... =D

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    Quote Originally Posted by losttrak
    You are right, acceleration has nothing to do with neurological pathways unless you are talking about muscular inhibitors. We are talking about two different things. If you want to discuss how to generate speed/power, we can digress there. However, that was not the theme of my slow-kicking post. I guess this is why reading comprehesion was such a huge focus back in the day. It seems to be utterly lost nowadays... =D
    Inhibition is not just the only neurological pathway which affects speed.

    Accelaration of a limb is a function of "starting strength" - the ability of the nervous system to activate as many muscle fibres as possible within the particular muscle at the same time or close to the same time. The stretch reflex can also be involved in this process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Kagan
    Inhibition is not just the only neurological pathway which affects speed.

    Accelaration of a limb is a function of "starting strength" - the ability of the nervous system to activate as many muscle fibres as possible within the particular muscle at the same time or close to the same time. The stretch reflex can also be involved in this process.
    That is interesting, and if you had some documentation on that, I would like to read it. Ne'ertheless, the whole acceleration/speed/power wasn't the crux of the post. However, one should never pass up the chance to learn something new when the opportunity arises. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by losttrak
    That is interesting, and if you had some documentation on that, I would like to read it. Ne'ertheless, the whole acceleration/speed/power wasn't the crux of the post. However, one should never pass up the chance to learn something new when the opportunity arises. Thanks.

    This should get you started. Enjoy!

    Google search: "Starting Strength"

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    This should get you started. Enjoy!

    Google search: "Starting Strength"

    Grazie, sir.

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