OLYMPIC LIFTING: WHY WE DO IT
The three reasons why Olympic lifts benefit sport
1. Explosive Power, which comes from the improvement of knee and hip extension
2. The improvement of an athlete’s ability to safely and effectively absorb force to decelerate. Basic strength work such a squatting variations can help with this element as well. But the receiving the barbell in the Olympic lifts is far more ballistic and more similar to the demands on ground-based athletes with regard to deceleration, changing direction or absorbing force.
3. Improvement of kinesthetic awareness, fundamental motor skills centered around the hips and legs, and also the precise and consistent control of the body in different positions and movements.
Reference: Olympic Lifting for Sports - Greg EverettSCIENTIFIC RATIONALE FOR USING OLYMPIC LIFTShttp://blog.nasm.org/sports-performance/scientific-rationale-incorporating-olympic-weightlifting-enhance-sports-performance/
PROGRESSIVE OVERLOADhttp://www.poliquingroup.com/Tips/tabid/130/EntryId/2075/Tip-604-Get-Stronger-Bigger-Legs-By-Training-Full-Squats.aspxMIND GYM - GETTING THE MIND RIGHT FOR THE PLAYING FIELD.