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Enhancing the Force-Velocity Profile of Athletes Using Weightlifting Derivatives

Suchomel, Timothy J. PhD, CSCS*D; Comfort, Paul PhD, CSCS*D; Lake, Jason P. PhD

Strength & Conditioning Journal: February 2017 - Volume 39 - Issue 1 - p 10–20
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000275
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ABSTRACT: WEIGHTLIFTING MOVEMENTS AND THEIR DERIVATIVES MAY BE IMPLEMENTED IN A SEQUENCED PROGRESSION THROUGHOUT THE TRAINING YEAR TO OPTIMIZE THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ATHLETE'S STRENGTH, RATE OF FORCE DEVELOPMENT, AND POWER OUTPUT. WEIGHTLIFTING MOVEMENTS AND THEIR DERIVATIVES CAN BE PROGRAMMED EFFECTIVELY BY CONSIDERING THEIR FORCE–VELOCITY CHARACTERISTICS AND PHYSIOLOGICAL UNDERPINNINGS TO MEET THE SPECIFIC TRAINING GOALS OF RESISTANCE TRAINING PHASES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TYPICAL APPLICATION OF PERIODIZED TRAINING PROGRAMS.

1Department of Human Movement Sciences, Carroll University, Waukesha, Wisconsin;

2Directorate of Sport, Exercise and Physiotherapy, University of Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom; and

3Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Chichester, Chichester, United Kingdom

Address correspondence to Dr. Timothy J. Suchomel, timothy.suchomel@gmail.com.

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

Timothy J. Suchomel is an assistant professor in the Department of Human Movement Sciences at Carroll University.

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Paul Comfort is a senior lecturer and program leader of the MSc Strength and Conditioning in the Directorate of Sport, Exercise, and Physiotherapy at the University of Salford.

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Jason P. Lake is a senior lecturer and program leader of the MSc Strength and Conditioning in the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Chichester.

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