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The Jump Shrug: A Progressive Exercise Into Weightlifting Derivatives

Suchomel, Timothy J. MS, CSCS, USAW1; DeWeese, Brad H. EdD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT1; Beckham, George K. MA, CSCS1; Serrano, Ambrose J. MA, CSCS, HFS2; Sole, Christopher J. MS, CSCS, USAW, USATF-11

Section Editor(s): Dawes, Jay PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA

Strength & Conditioning Journal: June 2014 - Volume 36 - Issue 3 - p 43–47
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000064
Exercise Technique

ABSTRACT: THE JUMP SHRUG IS A WEIGHTLIFTING MOVEMENT DERIVATIVE THAT CAN BE USED TO TEACH THE CLEAN AND SNATCH EXERCISES OR AS A STAND-ALONE TRAINING EXERCISE. THE BALLISTIC NATURE OF THIS EXERCISE ALLOWS ATHLETES TO PRODUCE HIGH AMOUNTS OF LOWER EXTREMITY POWER, AN ESSENTIAL COMPONENT TO ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE.

1Center of Excellence for Sport Science and Coach Education, Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee; and

2United States Olympic Training Center, Lake Placid, New York

The Exercise Technique Column provides detailed explanations of proper exercise technique to optimize performance and safety.

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COLUMN EDITOR: Jay Dawes, PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

Timothy J. Suchomel is a doctoral student in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences at East Tennessee State University.

Brad H. DeWeese is an assistant professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences at East Tennessee State University.

George K. Beckham is a doctoral student in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences at East Tennessee State University.

Ambrose J. Serrano is the head strength and conditioning coach at the United States Olympic Training Center at Lake Placid.

Christopher J. Sole is a doctoral student in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences at East Tennessee State University.

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