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Olympic Lifting for the College Football Player
Chad Pearson

Olympic weightlifting has long been used in numerous American football organizations to increase athletic performance. The University of Minnesota is no different. We utilize a wide variation of the Olympic movements to further enhance football performance.

First, let’s take a look at how the two events are similar; the average football play lasts about five seconds and is performed at a very high speed with large amounts of strength necessary to overcome one’s opponen...



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