by Yann Le Meur, PhD
Other May 2017
Weightlifting movements and their derivatives may be programmed throughout the training year to fully develop and improve the athlete's force-velocity profile. Practitioners should consider the prescription of specific weightlifting derivatives during certain training phases based on their biomechanical and physiological characteristics. A combination of weightlifting catching and pulling derivatives may be used to develop the athlete's force-velocity profile. A sequenced approach should be taken when prescribing weightlifting derivatives to meet the goals of each training phase.