Sometimes average or peak power is not sufficient parameters for assessment of athletes’ qualities in weight training. Many athletes in an effort to reach maximum power value try to accelerate at the end of the movement. This way, athletes reach high average and peak power values, but those parameters are misrepresenting the actual results. Said, being fast at the end of a movement is too late. These athletes do have high average and peak power values but with a low rate of force development. The rate of force development is a crucial factor in sports performance where explosiveness is required. The partial average power will help you to emphasise the rate of force development in your training and ensures the development of explosive power.
Example – Back Squat measured on waist