[quote author="utfootball4" date="1170641095"]
why are they essential in ur program??
A couple reasons (first some general ones):
1. I think they
think they are the easiest to teach OL.
2. I've found they are one of the best means to develop the capacity to develop force in a highly coordinated manner.
3. They are a great supplement for acceleration development.
And some specific ones:
1. I think they are a great bang for the buck exercise that if eliminated would take multiple exercises to replace. What other exercise other than perhaps squats work as many muscles in such a coordinated and explosive manner.
2. I can often gauge physical readiness solely based on watching the coordination and bar speed exhibited at higher intensity OLs. This gauge often guides the individualization of training programs. I've only found a couple of other indicators which match OLs.
3. They provide a stimulus that under other circumstances I might be able to simulate with multi-jumps or some weighted exercises like jump squats but under my current constraints and with the athletes I'm working with I cannot. My current athletes can't handle much additional impact stress than sprinting and the occasional low volume Mulit-jumps so powercleans allow me to still get the desired stimulus without as great of an impact.
4. It is very easy to periodize them…more so than even other lifts. Their inclusion, volumes and intensities help to control my peak.
so what about these athletes who increase there pc by 30lb and don't see improvement in there acc develop?