EEA feels that in order to maximize performance, one needs to concentrate on maximizing the body's RFD, Rate of Force Development. Contrary to what many coaches believe, speed (more specifically speed-strength) is what is vital to performance, not absolute/maximal strength. Absolute strength has little relationship to performance. By training to enhance speed-strength, you are forcing the body to adapt to being able to contract quickly and on impact; this makes the athlete much more explosive and functional when on the field. This is primarily done through training with a strong emphasis in movements that are plyometric, ballistic, and dynamic in nature. Thus, emphasis is placed on a fast negative to positive (eccentric to concentric) transition thereby resulting in a shorter amortization phase of the rep. From this, the muscle is able to absorb and exert greater force.