Olympic lift derivatives versus trap-bar squat jumps for enhancing power

Strength and conditioning coaches often fall into one of two camps when it comes to exercise selection for power development; those that are proponents of Olympic weightlifting and those that are not. The Olympic lifts tend to require greater proficiency in the skill of performing the movements. Thus, many individuals who oppose Olympic lifting think …

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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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