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There is a concept in weight training known as the SAID principle.  The SAID acronym stands for “specific adaptation to imposed demands” which means that if you train in a specific way, you will get better in that particular movement.  It all has to do with muscle memory, motor units, strength and conditioning.  To put it differently, the specific way that you train will establish certain  biomechanical and physiological changes of their own.  If you train a particular way with kettlebells, for instance, you get better slinging around kettlebells—in that way.  If you lift a barbell at a high bar velocity in a ballistic fashion you will develop speed (although it may be a bit dangerous for some to train this way).  Likewise, if you train using maximal weights, you will get stronger using heavier a weight but you will not necessarily get faster.  There is also the sometimes controversial practice of High Intensity Training (HIT).  Using HIT you lift a moderate weight and perform as many reps as you can until your muscles cannot move the weight anymore.  Some coaches say this type of training, which has become mainstream practice, is the worst way to train athletes because it only develops what is called strength endurance instead of true strength or speed. Other coaches say HIT should be the main way to train athletes.

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