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What types of weight lifting exercises would help track and field jumpers?

Every event in track and field requires a strong, stable core and powerful legs (specifically the gluteus maximus and hamstrings). Jumpers primarily use their lower body more than any other part of their body. Therefore, the majority of time during strength training and conditioning should be spent strengthening these areas. For the core, various types of plank exercises should be performed along with back extensions, abdominal exercises, and hanging knee lifts. For the legs and lower back, power cleans and snatch pulls are excellent at working the whole body. Walking lunges with a bar on the shoulders is a great way to emphasize the gluteus maximus and hamstring regions. Dead lifts and squats are also great ways to develop strength in the lower back, hamstrings, and quadriceps. A great way to work the core and legs together is to do walking lunges with a twist.

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