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March 2013

March 2013


Speed Report – Weight Training for Speed in a High School Environment

by: Dale Baskett
Football Speed Specialist
by: Fred Eaves
Strength and Conditioning Coach, Battle Ground Academy (TN)
© March 2013

Football has become a game of speed. High school football strength and conditioning coaches across the country are constantly searching for ways to improve the speed and explosiveness of their team in order to produce maximum results. Training for speed in the weight room is paramount for coaches and teams to reach their desired results. Focusing on Olympic movements in the weight room can be very beneficial in increasing a player’s speed.

Why Use Olympic Movements?

The reason most often given is it is the fastest way to increase the speed and explosiveness of your athletes. Olympic lifts do this through increasing the athlete’s ability to apply force to the ground. Force application is one of the most important factors in an athlete’s ability to run fast and jump high. There are countless examples of Olympic lifters who p....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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