See below for a quick video on rate of force development.

Force output following a quick stretch (i.e. the stretch reflex) can be enhanced with INTENT and training.
 
INTENT to move quickly recruits high force motor units earlier and leads to faster rate of force development, both in the short-term and as a result of training.
 
INTENT matters.

Train with INTENT.

To your success,

Kevin Neeld
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Different mechanisms. Different training implications.

To your success,

Kevin Neeld
SpeedTrainingforHockey.com
HockeyTransformation.com
OptimizingAdaptation.com

P.S. If you’re interested in improving your speed on the ice, check out my book Speed Training for Hockey.

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See below for a quick video outlining the influence of the stretch reflex and stretch shortening cycle in skating.

Major Take-Away: The stretch reflex should primarily be trained in positions of deep hip and knee bend, with less focus on the more upright posture, short contact time exercises applicable to top speed sprinting OFF the ice.

Give this a shot, and post any feedback in the comments section below!

To your success,

Kevin Neeld
SpeedTrainingforHockey.com
HockeyTransformation.com
OptimizingAdaptation.com

P.S. If you’re interested in improving your speed on the ice, check out my book Speed Training for Hockey.

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