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9/1/2014 10:08:46 AM - Matt Montroy
What is your opinion on incorporating or excluding the catch phase in olympic lifts for college football players? Research shows that RFD and PPO are just as high in a MT high pull versus a MT hang clean. Therefore you lose no training stimuilus in the triple extension portion of the movement. Please weigh in!

You clearly want to hear that it's ok not to catch. And, you can do whatever you want.

It is true that the most important part of the Olympic lifts for football (athletes) players is the triple extension portion. However, I personally, test the clean, not the high pull and, I know how to teach the entire lift, so I teach it.

In conclusion, have the athletes do whatever you want them to do. The biggest thing is to be able to defend your position to a coach, not with all the scientific crap because they don't care about science, they care about results.

Personally, I'd learn to teach the entire lift. That way you're setting them up to be able to front squat properly, as well.

Matt Rhodes

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