How to Train Power Without Olympic Lifts

One dogma is as entrenched in sports coaches’ minds as a Texan’s love for good barbecue:


If you are going to develop a good sports performance program, you should base it upon a foundation in the Olympic lifts, particularly if you want to develop quick bursts of power for phosphate-dominant sports like football, track and field, or volleyball.

Shane Trotter is the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator at Mansfield High School. He holds the CSCS, USAW-1, and CFT certifications. He is a fitness enthusiast who has always found passion in working out, training athletes, and programming for different goals and priorities. Through training, Shane Trotter has found an amazing vehicle to impact students. He believes strongly in living an active, healthy lifestyle and helping others take control of their lives with positive habits and goals...Read more