Adding Jumps, Swings and Throws Into Your Training Program

Olympic lifts are often incorporated into many individuals programs if they are looking to develop power because they require you to move heavy loads fast and the result of this is increased power development (Load Vs Speed).  For those who don’t have the time to learn a new skill (Olympic lifts), for those that don’t have access to some good coaches and for those who are wanting to start on developing their power sooner rather than later, incorporating jumps, swings and throws into your program can help to develop your ability to generate power.  Examples of these exercises include:

  • Jump squats
  • Kettelbell swings (bilateral or single arm)
  • Medicine ball throws

For those wishing to incorporate a snatch or clean into your program, try a dumbbell or kettlebell snatch or clean.  Like the swing, jump squat and medicine ball throw that all require a good degree of technique to ensure safety, the DB or kettlebell snatch or clean requires is often easier to implement into ones training program because it is less complex and doesn’t have the same range of movement requirements.

If you are looking to add exercises like these into your training program, be sure to consult with a strength and conditioning coach and/or health professional who understands these lifts and can coach and program them appropriately.

This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy. Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Osteopathy clinics. At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete. We have 3 experienced osteopaths working across both of the clinics. The Melbourne City CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation. The Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation. To speak to an Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.