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 pertains to the complexity of the movement and the …

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Olympic vs. Traditional vs Plyometric Training in Youth Athletes

When in position to program and plan the training of adolescent athletes, what training methods should one chose to elicit the largest improvements in physical performance? Are the Olympic lifts safe and appropriate for this population? Are traditional resistance training methods a better way to go? How about plyometric training? A new study conducted by …

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