In today’s new video, I talk about a few crucial considerations regarding Power and Olympic lifts for hockey and basketball athletes. At the beginning of the video, I talk about how these types of lifts are very technical and not every athlete or individual is qualified to perform these lifts. If an athlete ends up performing these kinds of lifts without being adequately qualified or has poor technique when performing these lifts, it’s very likely an injury can happen fast.
For these reasons, I highly recommend a coach be very cautious when prescribing these types of lifts. Powerlifting and Olympic lifting are sports of their own, and many athletes aren’t qualified to perform these lifts based on the structural imbalances they have developed from their sports. In the video, I give specific examples of how a power-lift (deadlift) can be problematic for a hockey player with poor hip mobility, as well as how an Olympic lift such as a clean and press or snatch can be problematic for a basketball athlete with poor shoulder mobility or core stability.