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Olympic Lifting vs. Jump Training for Improving athletic performance

Strength and conditioning coaches tend to fall into one of two categories when it comes to exercise selection: 1) those that use Olympic weightlifting exercises and 2) those who do not use Olympic weightlifting exercise. The issue that some coaches take with the Olympic lifts mostly p
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Predicting Ankle and Knee Injury with a Jump Landing Test

Some of the most common injuries in team-sport athletes are to the ankle and knee. The high intensity running, changes of direction and in some cases, body contacts, make these joints vulnerable to both contact and non-contact related injuries such as ACL tears and ankle sprains. In e
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Squats versus Leg Press for performance improvement

When developing a strength and conditioning program for a group of athletes, coaches must consider a variety of factors including: sport demands; athlete needs; frequency and duration of sessions; access to equipment; dynamic correspondence of exercise; safety, etc. Generally speaking
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