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Dumbbell Power Clean, Front Squat, and Power Jerk

Hedrick, Allen MA

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

Strength and Conditioning Journal: June 2015 - Volume 37 - Issue 3 - p 84–88
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000133
Column: Exercise Technique
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ABSTRACT POWER DEVELOPMENT IS AN IMPORTANT TRAINING GOAL FOR MANY ATHLETES, AND THE WEIGHTLIFTING MOVEMENTS ARE EFFECTIVE AT DEVELOPING THIS QUALITY. HOWEVER, MUSCULAR ENDURANCE IS ALSO AN IMPORTANT PHYSIOLOGICAL ADAPTATION FOR MANY ATHLETES. THIS ARTICLE DESCRIBES HOW THE WEIGHTLIFTING MOVEMENTS, AND THEIR ASSOCIATED TRAINING EXERCISES, WHEN PERFORMED IN COMBINATION, CAN HAVE A POSITIVE EFFECT ON MUSCULAR ENDURANCE.

Athletic Department, Colorado State University-Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The author reports no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

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

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

Allen Hedrickis the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Colorado State University-Pueblo.

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