Explosive Lifting for Sports

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Human Kinetics, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 191 pages
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The movements in competitive weightlifting—the snatch, clean, jerk, and other variations—can make you a more powerful athlete, no matter what sport you're in. The enhanced edition of Explosive Lifting for Sportsshows how to incorporate these exercises into your own sports training program.

This special book and DVD-ROM package demonstrates the safest, most effective learning progressions for the snatch, clean, jerk, pulling assistance exercises, squat, and other lifts. Perform each lift safely with step-by-step instructions and develop the strength, power, and speed you need for your specific sport. Included are specific power-development programs for 10 different power sports: football, baseball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, hockey, track and field, wrestling, racket sports, and competitive weightlifting.

The all-new DVD-ROM, enhanced by the award-winning Dartfish software, provides detailed video analysis of the included lifts. When installed on your PC, the software allows you to review, study, and print key movements of each exercise. The on-screen instruction and a frame-by-frame breakdown demonstrate the execution of each lift to create an overall package that establishes a new benchmark for weightlifting instruction.

Most coaches and athletes today agree that resistance training creates stronger, faster players who are more resistant to injury. Improve your performance on the field or on the court and develop whole-body power with this enhanced edition of Explosive Lifting for Sports.

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About the author (2006)

Harvey S. Newton is a leading figure in the world of weightlifting. Not only is he a former U.S. Olympic team weightlifting coach and former executive director of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), but he was also the first U.S. national coach and the first U.S. member of the International Weightlifting Federation's Scientific and Research Committee. He is the former editor in chief of NSCA's Strength and Conditioning Journal.

Newton holds an MA in sociology from the University of Colorado. A member of the USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame, he continues to lecture nationally and internationally on strength training and weightlifting. He also serves as strength and power consultant to many sport organizations through his business, Newton Sports. He can be reached through his Web site at www.newton-sports.com. Newton resides in Maui, Hawaii. He spends his free time lifting weights, cycling, and reading.

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