Olympic weightlifting for Power Development
Updated: Jan 29, 2021
As power is a vital aspect of many sport's performances, finding ways to optimise athletic power is of great importance (Docherty et al., 2004). Studies have indicated that seven independent qualities contribute to an athlete's ability to generate power (Newton and Dugan, 2002). The seven qualities:
Low-load strength (<30% of 1RM)
High-load strength (>30% of 1RM)
Rate of force development
In most situations, Olympic Weightlifting movements drop into athletic strength exercises as merely due to these exercises requiring athletes to move heavy loads as quickly as possible, requiring high-level explosive strength.
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Newton, R.U., and E. Dugan. Application of strength diagnosis. Strength Cond. J. 24 (5), p. 50–59. 2002.