Gustav Zander in 1879) provided maximum tension throughout the range of motion with a special-shaped cam.
As Rowdy Roddy Piper said: “Just when you think you’ve got all the answers, that’s when Westside changes all the questions.” Well, at least that’s what Westside does.The effectiveness of a strength exercise depends on its velocity. Explosive strength is “the steepest increase in strength in the shortest possible time.” Jumping, bounding, plyometrics, and isokinetics are explosive.Olympic weightlifting is not; it is a speed-strength sport that does not build explosive power.For speed squatting, use 25% band tension on bar loaded 50% to 60% of best squat.Fourth week, return to 50% and add a set of 5/8-inch chain (one set adds 40 pounds per set). At the end of every three-week wave cycle, reduce bar weight back down to 50% and, in order to avoid accommodation, change the type of bar, band, or chain resistance used.
Maximal strength is developed at low velocity by producing high force.