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Will strengthening my legs help increase my leg power?

Strength in your legs must be obtained before working on your power.  Increased strength will allow you to work on power.  Once you obtain optimal strength, you can work on power exercises to increase your power.  Some power exercises for your legs are ice skaters, power step ups, speed squats, squat jumps, and tuck jumps. 
Strengthening the legs will help to facilitate increases in power as both strength and power go hand in hand. A fighter's program should include both strength and power. Initially, the goal of strength must first be obtained in order for you to improve on power. Fundamental exercises such as back squats (bar lies on shoulders), front squats (bar lies across the front of shoulders), leg extensions, and leg curls are suggested. These strength building exercises should be performed for 4-6 sets and 1-5 repetitions in order to properly increase strength in the lower body.

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