Matt and Scott continue their demystification of popular Westside Barbell training methods by breaking down the "Dynamic Effort Day," which calls for relatively light weights moved very quickly. This sort of "speed work" can be used to train power in athletes (to a limited extent, as discussed in previous episodes regarding the power clean), as well as improve conditioning in the phosphocreatine energy system.
For most lifters, speed work also serves as a tool for developing better technique. After months of moving very heavy weights slowly, incorporating dynamic effort lifts can teach lifters to move faster, and potentially work through previous sticking points.
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