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Should Football Players Perform Olympic Lifts?

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© June, 2012

by Dr. Michael Yessis
President, Sports Training, Inc.

The use of Olympic lifts in the training of football players is quite common. According to many coaches, these lifts are used mainly to develop explosive power. Once the athlete has attained more explosive power, many believe this power will be transferred to the field.

Can this, however, be substantiated in theory or in practice? Or, is it a myth that has been perpetuated sin ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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