Olympic Weightlifting is the safest
and most efficient way to create more powerful athletes. The lifts require an extreme amount of neural muscular concentration, allowing athletes to fatigue in a controlled manner. Furthermore, athletes will never exceed 5 - 6 repetitions of the Olympic lifts, virtually eliminating fatigue related injuries. The risk of injury is apparent in any sport, but following proper training programs and instruction from a USA Weightlifting certified coach will give our athletes the best chance of avoiding injuries as they prepare for their season.
The Olympic lifts are the best
way to improve power and speed. Athletes will be using multiple muscle groups as well as reaching triple extension
while performing each lift. This will attribute to an increase in speed, power, core strength, and stability while practicing the lifts in training and performing in a game setting.
Power Development – based on work of John Garhammer PhD
Exercise Absolute Power (Watts)
100kg Male 75kg Female
Bench Press 300
Back Squat 1100
Dead Lift 1100
Snatch 3000 1750
2nd Pull** 5500 2900
Clean 2950 1750
2nd Pull** 5500 2650
Jerk 5400 2600