Developing Power in Athletes

Earlier today Coach Chase Campbell posted something on twitter about how he disagrees (I agree with him) with the thought that Olympic lifts can potentially be dangerous and take a long time to teach/learn. Like Chase, we not only use Olympic lifts but have never had someone get hurt using the lifts (we do most everything from the hang because it’s safer) nor do we find them overly difficult to teach. We use Olympic lifts in combination with body weight plyo’s and/or different jumps, along with various med ball throws to not only train power across the entire force-velocity curve but to also train power in various planes in hopes of developing a more well rounded and more powerful athlete.

 

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