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Three Olympic Lifts to Increase Speed, Power and Explosiveness of a Volleyball Attack

By Dr. Adriane Wheat, Junior Volleyball Association, 03/02/18, 12:00PM CST


It is time to give Olympic-style weightlifting a mindful look and ask is this the key to producing extraordinary volleyball players.

As the sport of volleyball continues to grow across the nation, the bar for excellence is constantly on the rise. There is more to "making it" than the skills learned in practice, watching videos, and completing drills. Top programs at all levels do much more than practice. The addition of weight lifting, specifically Olympic-style weightlifting, is proving to elevate individual performance by increasing strength and speed of movements, boost athleticism, and lessen injuries.

There are countless articles and information about the type of weight training that could be used for sports. However, the need for validated research is something that we have been gathering over the last two years. 

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