High versus Moderate Load Training: Impact on Strength and Power

A primary objective in the weight room is to increase maximal strength in our athletes. This is because of the strong link between force production and factors such as performance, resistance to injury and even in limiting recovery time between sessions. Relative strength (i.e., 1RM/body mass) appears to be particularly important for speed and jumping …

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Finding Middle Ground in the Hang Clean Controversy

The inclusion of the hang clean exercise in strength and conditioning programs is a controversial topic among coaches. Some are very strong supporters of its implementation and will base their entire programs around this lift. Others vehemently oppose it due to the high technical demands and injury risk. Both sides of the argument have some …

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