I've read some of the "Science and Practice of Strength Training" and I'm interested in having a discussion of rate of force development, dynamic effort. I think this could be a good discussion for this forum. He states that the best way to develop this for the beginning and intermediate athlete is to simply increase maximal force. I am not claiming to be an advanced athlete. What happens once someone reaches the advance stage and they start to focus on their rate of force development? How do you determine when it is time to really focus on this aspect of your training? They give a breakdown on the time there is to apply force in some athletic movements and they usually take somewhere around .1 to .2 seconds. Maximal force takes about .4 seconds to occur. So, there is a high importance to focus on the dynamic effort at some point in someone's athletic career. Westside seems to have success training rate of force development at the same time as maximal effort and repetition effort. Any thoughts of what exercises train this best and when to start incorporating them?