Should I be doing Olympic lifts as a fighter?

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The answer to this depends on how close to the fight that the athlete actually is. If it is prior to the start of a training camp, then “yes” it is appropriate for the athlete to be doing Olympic lifts.  Of course they need to be done correctly and safely under the supervision of a qualified coach. Olympic lifts are a great way to develop maximal strength and explosive power for all types of athletes. However, once the athlete has started their training camp, the stress on the body of doing Olympic lifts begins to outweigh the benefits gained. Other power movements, utilizing lighter loads that move at a faster rate are a better way to train the athlete who is in a training camp. This type of training minimizes the chance of injury and increases the rate of force production from the athlete.

 

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