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The Use of Strongman Type Implements and Training to Increase Sport Performance in Collegiate Athletes

Zemke, Brandon MS; Wright, Glenn PhD

Strength & Conditioning Journal: August 2011 - Volume 33 - Issue 4 - pp 1-7
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3182221f96
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THIS ARTICLE EXAMINES THE USE OF STRONGMAN IMPLEMENTS IN A TRAINING PROGRAM DESIGNED TO INCREASE SPORT PERFORMANCE. THE BENEFITS AND REASONS FOR INCLUDING STRONGMAN IMPLEMENTS INTO AN OVERALL TRAINING PROGRAM WILL BE DISCUSSED. INFORMATION FROM SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH CONDUCTED ON STRONGMAN IMPLEMENTS WILL BE USED THROUGHOUT THE ARTICLE. EXAMPLES OF HOW TO INCORPORATE STRONGMAN IMPLEMENTS INTO THE PROGRAM DESIGN WILL BE GIVEN FROM A THEORETICAL STANDPOINT AND A PRACTICAL STANDPOINT FROM PREVIOUS USE BY THE AUTHORS.

Exercise and Sport Science Department, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin

Brandon Zemke is currently a volunteer strength and conditioning coach at the University of Minnesota.

Glenn Wright is an assistant professor at the UW-La Crosse and is the director of Human Performance Graduate Program.

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