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Is Your Team Strength Training To Develop Better Athletes?

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© December, 2013


by Dr. Michael Yessis
President • Sports Training, Inc

Will your strength program transfer power to the football field?

I ‘m sure that, for the majority of coaches, the answer to the above question is “yes.” This is the answer I receive most often but close examination of specific programs appears to indicate otherwise. Most strength training programs do not focus on developing better athletes; they focus on handling more weight in specific strength exercises.

For example, it is not uncommon to find many strength training rooms that have posters on the walls indicating how much weight each athlete is lifting in the different exercises. If all the athletes are not listed, then only the top scorers are listed for each exercise. These charts are also used as motivational tools to push the athletes to lift even more weight in the most important exercises.

Because how much weight you lift is looked at as an indicator of ath ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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