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How to Master Your Clean and Jerk Form

The Clean and Jerk is one of the two lifts that athletes compete in at the Olympic Games. It's also a potent exercise for developing total-body power....

3 Ways to Increase Power Without Olympic Lifts

Speed is king. Every coach and athlete knows this when it comes to being able to play at high levels. Research has stated that increasing power is goi...

How Dangerous Is Lifting Weights, Really?

For as long as I can remember, weight training has been largely viewed as a dangerous activity. The first bite of this reality was served to me as ...

Set a PR Today With This Amazing Method From a World-Class Weightlifting Coach

Everyone loves the rush of setting a personal record. There's nothing like the feeling of moving the most weight you've ever moved in your life on ...

Skip the Barbell: 9 Power Exercises Anyone Can Do

Expressing power is all about one's ability to generate force quickly. It's a vital quality to have in any sport, whether you're looking to get off...

The Easy Alternative to Olympic Lifts That Can Get Anyone More Explosive

Mike Boyle loves Cleans. Being able to explosively move a significant amount of weight from point A to point B—and catch it with control—confer...

4 Weight Room Techniques for Elite Speed and Power

Sprinting athletes need to be strong and powerful. To run fast, an athlete has to be able to exert force against the ground, not only does the athlete...

The Mind-Blowing Workouts of Freakishly Athletic NFL Fullback Tommy Bohanon

Traditionally, fullbacks don't have much of a reputation for athleticism. They're often football's blue-collar bruisers who are too slow to be runn...

Why the Split Snatch Is My Favorite Lift for Athletes

The Clean (both the squat and power versions) has become the premier lift for those wishing to test or demonstrate power and explosiveness in the weig...

Why Every Athlete Should Train Single-Leg Jumps

This article is part 4 in a four-part series on programming and progressing jump training for field sport athletes. Check out Parts 1, 2 and 3 here. ...

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