Impulse training is exactly what it sounds like. Sending an impulse to a muscle to contract as quickly as powerfully as possible. Why would anyone want to train this way? Impulse training teaches the body to turn a muscle on and turn a muscle off efficiently. When we are performing a fast movement, such as sprinting, teaching an antagonist muscle to relax may be just as important as contracting an agonist muscle. Contracting as many muscle fibers as possible is the goal when weight training. However, if it takes a long time to contract those muscles, they will never be utilized in high velocity movements.
Impulse training can help anyone! It can especially improve throwing velocity for baseball players, leg speed in sprinters and golf swing for golfers. Call us for a free demonstration to see how Impulse training can improve your performance!