Implement training for concentric-based muscle actions

Nathaniel D.M. Jenkins, Ty Palmer

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Recently, there has been greater use of implements in strength and conditioning that allow athletes to complete movements while minimizing or eliminating eccentric stress. the use of sleds during training is an exampleofoneof these tools that is a novel implement for athletes striving to gain concentric strength while simultaneously decreasing the chance of acquiring muscle soreness. the purpose of this article is to help coaches and trainers gain insight on the proposed benefits and purposes of using sleds and to explain practical applications based on recent literature and from the authors' own personal experiences and observations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalStrength and Conditioning Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2012


  • Concentric
  • Resistance training
  • Sled


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