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Weightlifting Movements: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks?

Hedrick, Allen MA, FNSCA, CSCS*D1; Wada, Hiroaki CSCS2

Strength & Conditioning Journal: December 2008 - Volume 30 - Issue 6 - pp 26-35
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31818ebc8b
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THIS ARTICLE FIRST DEFINES THE SPORT OF WEIGHTLIFTING SO THE READER HAS A CLEAR IDEA OF THE ACTIVITY. WE INCLUDE A DETAILED LOOK OF THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS THAT CAN BE DERIVED FROM INCLUDING WEIGHTLIFTING MOVEMENTS IN THE TRAINING PROGRAMS OF ATHLETES FROM A VARIETY OF SPORTS. FINALLY, A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE EVALUATING THE INJURY RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH PERFORMANCE OF THE WEIGHTLIFTING MOVEMENTS IS PRESENTED. THE GOAL IS TO PROVIDE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACHES WITH RELEVANT INFORMATION SO THAT THEY CAN MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION REGARDING INCLUSION OF THE WEIGHTLIFTING MOVEMENTS IN THE TRAINING PROGRAMS OF THEIR ATHLETES.

1National Strength and Conditioning Association, Colorado Springs, Colorado; 2Colorado State University-Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado

Allen Hedrick is the Coordinator of Education Programs at the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Hiroaki Wada is a strength and conditioning intern at Colorado State University-Pueblo.

© 2008 National Strength and Conditioning Association