Weightlifting exercises and their derivatives – appropriate application across mesocycles

Explore the use of the weightlifting exercises and their derivatives across mesocycles to enhance the force-velocity profile and performance of athletes.

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In this webinar, Dr Paul Comfort will explore the use of the weightlifting exercises and their derivatives across mesocycles (strength endurance, strength-speed and speed-strength/power) to enhance the force-velocity profile of athletes and therefore athletic performance. Paul will initially discuss the performance benefits of weightlifting exercises and their derivatives, providing an overview of the research regarding comparisons between the derivatives and exploring how both the exercise and load can be manipulated to train the desired area(s) across mesocycles. Dr Comfort will also discuss the practical applications of these findings for a variety of athletic populations.

UKSCA BASES and HUMAN KINETICSThis webinar is presented by Human Kinetics in partnership with The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and the UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA).

Date: Wednesday 13th December

Time: 15.00 GMT

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this session learners will be able to:

  • Discuss the use of weightlifting exercises and their derivatives in athletic development
  • Discuss the effects of both exercise variation and load on the force-velocity characteristics of these exercises
  • Apply the findings from recent research, regarding weightlifting derivatives, to the planning of specific mesocycles.

About the presenter

Dr Paul Comfort free webinar weightlifting exercisesDr Paul Comfort is the programme leader of the MSc Strength and Conditioning at the University of Salford. He has a wealth of applied experience and is currently consulting with numerous professional and semi-professional sports teams. Paul is a founder and accredited member of the UKSCA, where he is also an editorial board member for Professional Strength and Conditioning and joint editor of its ‘Professional Insights’ column. He is a senior associate editor for the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and has published 100 peer-reviewed journal articles along with numerous book chapters.

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The webinar will last for approximately 1 hour, with a dedicated Q&A session at the end of Paul’s presentation. You can get your questions in early when you sign up or you can ask them during the presentation on the 13th.

Future and previous webinars

For more information on our upcoming and previous webinars with BASES (all of which are available for playback on our website) check out Human Kinetics and BASES Webinars – Everything you need to know.

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