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In athlete development, with the obvious exception of the preparation of a weight lifter or a power lifter, strength training should be a means to an end. At times it will be the absolute focal point of training and at other times it will play a subservient role. It is important to be constantly aware of where it fits and how it supports and interacts with other training components.
“Also with the technology we can also use that to have a clear communication point with our coaches to make everything fit together . . . The technology is allowing the coaches to really understand what the workloads on and off the field are doing to the athletes long term. And that is really powerful.”
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