I accept cookies from this site

We use cookies to help make this website better. To find out more about the cookies we use, please read our Cookies Policy. If you continue without changing your cookie settings, you consent to this use, but if you want, you can find information in our Cookies Policy about how to remove cookies by changing your settings.

LTAD - a critique
Demands of the game
Profile of players
Functional screening
Resistance training
Speed and agility training
Integrated game conditioning

Olympic style lifting


Behm et al. Canadian society for exercise physiology position paper: Resistance training in children and adolescents. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 33: 547-61, 2008.

Canavan et al. Kinematic and kinetic relationships between an Olympic style lift and the vertical jump. JSCR. 10(2), 127-130, 196.

Chaouachi et al. Olympic weightlifting and plyometric training with children provides similar or greater performance improvements than traditional resistance training. JSCR. Published Ahead of Print DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000305

Comfort et al. Comparisons of peak ground reaction force and rate of force development during variations of the power clean. JSCR. 25(5): 1235–1239, 2011

Faigenbaum et al. Youth resistance training: Updated position statement paper from the national strength and conditioning association. J Strength Cond Res 23: S60-S79, 2009.

Faigenbaum et al. The effects of different resistance training protocols on muscular strength and endurance development in children. Pediatrics 104: e5, 1999.

Faigenbaum & McFarland. Relative Safety of Weightlifting Movements for Youth. Strength & Cond J, NSCA, Vol 30(6), 23-25, 2008.

Faigenbaum & Myer. Resistance training among young athletes: Safety, efficacy and injury prevention effects. Br J Sports Med 44: 56–63, 2010.

Hennessy L. Macro and Micro Recovery Strategies. Presentation at UKSCA, Sterling Scotland 2011

Hennessy L. A 10 year S&C programme. Proceedings from: Leaders in Performance, London, 2013

Hoffman et al. Comparison of olympic vs. traditional power lifting training programs in football players. J Strength Cond Res 18: 129-35, 2004.

Hori et al. Weightlifting exercises enhance athletic performance that requires high-load speed strength. Strength and Cond J, NSCA, 27: 50-55, 2005.

Hori et al. Does performance of hang power clean differentiate performance of jumping, sprinting, and changing of direction? J Strength Cond Res 22: 412–418, 2008.

Janz et al Training Explosiveness: Weightlifting and Beyond. Stength and Cond J, NSCA. Vol 30(6), 14-22, 2008.

Kawamori et al. Influence of different relative intensities on power output during the hang power clean: Identification of the optimal load. J Strength Cond Res 19: 298–708, 2005.

Kawamori et al. Peak force and rate of force development during isometric and dynamic mid-thigh clean pulls performed at various intensities. J Strength Cond Res 20: 483–491, 2006.

Kilduff et al. Optimal loading for peak power output during the hang power clean in professional rugby players. Int J Sports Physiol Perf 2: 260–269, 2007.

Lloyd et al. UKSCA position statement: Youth resistance training. Prof Strength Cond 26: 26-39, 2012.

Newton H. Explosive Lifting for Sports. Human Kinetics. 2010.

Tricoli et al. Short-term effects on lower-body functional power development: Weightlifting vs. Vertical jump training programs. J Strength Cond Res 19: 433-7, 2005.

Zawieja M. Leistungsreserve Hanteltraining. Philippa Sportverlag. 2008.