Today our guest is Dr. Tim Suchomel, an assistant professor in the Exercise Science Department at Carroll University in Waukesha, WI. Tim underwent his PhD at East Tennessee State under legends in the field like Dr. Mike Stone, Dr. Bill Sands, and Dr. Brad DeWeese. He has spent much of his research looking at many aspects of the Olympic Lifts and it's derivatives. In this episode we talk about what an Olympic Lift derivative is and how they compare to a full Oly Lift in terms of power production, RFD, impulse,
- "Olympic lift derivatives omot part of the full lift - this could be the catching and /or pulling portions of an Olympic lift"
- "In my research, we found the pulls - Jump Shrug and High Pull - had higher force, velocity, power, RFD, impulse compared to the Hang Power Clean"
- "You may be able to receive many, if not all, of the benefits in pulling derivatives compared to catching an Olympic lift"
- "There isn't an optimal load to enhance power, RFD, impulse, force, velocity, etc - Rather an optimal range that these physical qualities can be enhanced. It all varies on the movement and the individual athlete"
- "I see a trend in the future to transition to implementing more pulling derivatives and ligher loads - we don't need to always go heavy and we don't always have to catch the weight"
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