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Sunday, January 15, 2012
Should you use weightlifting for sports conditioning?
Carrying on with the discussion of "functional" training I suppose, I came across an absolutely superb post from James Fisher, who has a blog that you really should be following. James picks apart all of the arguments that are usually presented in favour of using the Olympic lifts - power development, skill, safety - and concludes that for the the science does not really support the use of the O lifts for conditioning. If you are an Olympic lifter - fine - if you are not.....don't bother. Anyway - go and read this, it is excellent