High School athletic programs tend to focus on squats, deadlifts, bench press, and power cleans.  I have even seen "Lifting Awards" given to athletes that have the best cumulative numbers in the four lifts.  But how are these athletes preparing for increasing the loads for these lifts?  Directly from their mouths...by squatting, deadlifting, bench pressing, and power cleaning.  I find this method of training to be not only ineffective but also dangerous to the athlete's well being.  

Check out this article by Louie Simmons, DON'T DEADLIFT!  

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