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    I've heard that some coaches prescribe Olympic lifts either the day before a competition or even the day of as a way to stimulate the nervous system. Has anyone had any experience with this? Any literature out there?

    Thanks.

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    I've only done it a time or two, but i've had really great success when trying to jump after doing my olympic lifts in practice. granted i can't jump for long, i do jump fairly high. i think a couple quick explosive lifts to warm up the muscles and get the neuro side of your body firing is a great idea.

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    • #3
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      Last year (with my soccer coach hat on) I heard about this pre-match firing up of the CNS. I'd love to hear more. Anybody got web resouces?

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        the one small related tidbit i can give on a personal note.. about 20 minutes after 3 sets of relatively fast squats, my vertical leap improves about 5 inches.. yes, you read that right.

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        • #5
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          corroboration, anyone? If that's true, I know what my jumpers will be doing on meet day next spring. Are the results any different than with the 'regular' meet warmup with running, bounding, dynamic stretching, etc.?

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            • #7
              Re: Lifting before a competition

              by the way, as an addendum.. i am not a jumper so i dont train for that kind of thing.. i dont have a highly developed vertical to begin with.. but 4-5" is common for me to gain after stretching + fast squats

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              • #8
                Re: Lifting before a competition

                The Eastern Jumpers were doing this back in the
                '70s. They also used to warm-up very little just before jumping. Hardly took any practice jumps. This is well known now and many people are doing it.

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                • #9
                  Re: Lifting before a competition

                  I don't have anything scientific, but I used to go to school early and lift--just half as many as a normal workout, and I felt like I had a LOT more "spring" than when I didn't. I don't know how much actual effect it had, other than psychological--I "felt" springier though.

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