Strength & Power

Strength

Athletes lift weights in order to facilitate the ability to move efficiently and to learn to produce the greatest amount of force in the least amount of time. In order to produce truly efficient movement, the athlete must be able to coordinate the rapid activation and deactivation of all muscles involved with a specific muscular action or movement. It is important to remember that our goal in training is to develop strength and power not to simply display it. Choosing optimal weights as opposed to maximal weights is a key step in this process. All lifts must be performed through a full range of motion with proper technique and excellent bar speed. You must train athletically to prepare to perform in athletics.

Traditional strength exercises (Squat, Bench Press, and Barbell Press) and variations of the Olympic lifts (Clean, Snatch, and Jerk) will comprise the bulk of training. You have to lift heavy weights to get strong and the traditional strength exercises allow the athlete to move heavy weight. The constant attempt to accelerate an increasing load is an ideal way to simulate doing battle with an opponent. The explosiveness against an external resistance that is executed during the Olympic lifts is the best way to simulate the violence of sport. The focus and intensity required to properly perform the Olympic lifts and their variations is unmatched in any other form of training. The high technical difficulty of the lifts demand the athletes complete attention and effort. Our training will remain high in intensity (heavy) all year while the volume will vary depending on time of year and sport responsibilities.

Work capacity can and will be trained in the weight room, not just on the field or track. We strive to continually increase the amount of high quality work that can be done in a given time frame. Keeping a high tempo during strength training, very specifically conditions the athletes to produce repeated high intensity, high power efforts. The ability to continually produce high levels of force is a key factor to an athlete’s on field success.

The environment in the weight room must be one of high effort, intensity and excitement. An attitude will be established through training that will carry over onto the playing field. Discipline, hard work and vigor will become permanent traits of the athletes.

07/31/2013 - Health and Sports Performance

New Facility, Staffing For Ole Miss...

When head football coach Hugh Freeze arrived at Ole Miss, he started requiring breakfast every morning for his players. It not only paid off with a 7-6 season, but it also helped push forward plans... Read More [+]

07/22/2013 - Health and Sports Performance

Resolution Reached in Bennie Abram Case...

The lawsuit concerning the death of former University of Mississippi student-athlete Bennie Abram has been settled with no finding of fault against the university's athletics program, its athletic ... Read More [+]

07/18/2013 - Health and Sports Performance

More Intensity, Faster Tempo In Year Two...

Paul Jackson arrives at his office in the Indoor Practice Facility just before 6 a.m. on Friday morning. Read More [+]

06/13/2013 - Health and Sports Performance

Katie Breathitt Named Muscle Milk Athlete ...

Ole Miss senior track & field/cross country runner Katie Breathitt was recently honored as the Muscle Milk Female Athlete of the Year by the Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians Association ... Read More [+]

05/31/2013 - Health and Sports Performance

SEC Announces Update On Concussions

In June of 2012, the SEC Presidents and Chancellors formed a "Working Group on Concussions," charged with reviewing available research, evaluating diagnosis guidelines, identifying standards of... Read More [+]

04/05/2013 - Health and Sports Performance

WLBT: Ole Miss QB's Re-Injury Risk Lowered...

WLBT's Stephanie Bell-Flynt recently reported on Bo Wallace's clavicle surgery and the rehab process. Read More [+]

11/13/2012 - Health and Sports Performance

Ole Miss Athletics Creates Health And...

Ole Miss' athletic trainers begin treatment and rehabilitation as early as 6 a.m. and are available until the last student-athlete is finished with practice or competition. There are currently six ... Read More [+]

11/13/2012 - Health and Sports Performance

Jones Chairing SEC Working Group On...

The Southeastern Conference has assembled a working group, chaired by Ole Miss Chancellor Dr. Dan Jones, to research and evaluate sports-related concussions as it relates to the SEC. It was... Read More [+]

11/13/2012 - Health and Sports Performance

Miller Joins Freeze's Support Staff

Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze boasts great experience in his support staff, particularly with the addition of John Miller as Assistant Athletics Director for Football Operations.

Read More [+]

11/13/2012 - Health and Sports Performance

Jackson To Lead Football Strength Staff

From 2007-10, Jackson served as an Assistant Strength Coach at LSU, working directly with the Tigers football and volleyball teams. During his time in Baton Rouge, Jackson won an SEC and national... Read More [+]

Facebook
Twitter
Blog
  • Chadwick's Top Moments: No. 12

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Men's Tennis

    With Billy Chadwick's last  regular season in the books, the Rebels seem to be peeking and hoping to make a final postseason run for the legendary head coach.  Corresponding with such, we are also getting down to our final stretch... read more

  • Chadwick: 'We Control Our Destiny'

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Men's Tennis

    One spot in the ITA national rankings can make all the difference.  Last season, San Diego, ranked No. 44 in the country, earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, while crosstown rival, San Diego State, ranked No. 45, was... read more

  • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (April 7-13)

    Monday, April 14, 2014 - Baseball

    Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewApril 7-13, 2014Baseball- Ole Miss improved to 29-9 on the season and 9-6 in Southeastern Conference play after a pair of nonconference wins over Memphis and Murray State in the midweek and a series win... read more

  • Offense Sets Season Highs To Clinch Series

    Sunday, April 13, 2014 - Baseball

    Coming off a disappointing 6-5 loss in 10 innings Saturday, Ole Miss bounced back with a dominant 12-2 win Sunday to take the weekend series against Mississippi State in Starkville. At the plate, the Rebels set season high for runs... read more

  • Pitching, Defense Key Rebels To Win

    Friday, April 11, 2014 - Baseball

    Ole Miss struck early with five runs over the first four innings, which Chris Ellis and Wyatt Short made hold up in a 6-1 win over Mississippi State Friday night at Dudy Noble Field. The leadoff man for Mississippi State... read more

  • Rebels Prepared For Possible Record Crowds

    Friday, April 11, 2014 - Baseball

    Riding a six-game win streak, Ole Miss travels to face Mississippi State in a three-game weekend series as part of Super Bulldog Weekend, which also includes Saturday's Maroon-White spring football game. Mississippi State has averaged 7,700 fans at Dudy Noble... read more

  • VIDEO: The Legend Of Billy Chadwick

    Thursday, April 10, 2014 - Men's Tennis

    read more

  • The Season: Ole Miss Men's Tennis

    Thursday, April 10, 2014 - Men's Tennis

    read more

  • VIDEO: Mike Bianco

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - Baseball

    Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco recaps Wednesday's 8-5 win over Murray State and previews the upcoming three-game series at Mississippi State starting Friday at 6:30 p.m.... read more

  • VIDEO: Ole Miss-Murray State Highlights

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - Baseball

    read more

  • Allen, Orvis Lead Barrage In Win Over Memphis

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - Baseball

    The Ole Miss offense exploded for nine runs on 14 hits in a 9-1 win over Memphis at AutoZone Park. The barrage included five multi-hit games and a season-high seven extra-base hits, including home runs by Will Allen and Sikes... read more

  • Chadwick's Top Moments: No. 13

    Monday, April 7, 2014 - Men's Tennis

    We begin this week with No. 13 and entering the 2002 season for the Ole Miss tennis team.  The Southeastern Conference implemented a new setup, dividing the conference into two divisions - SEC East and SEC West.  This moment... read more

  • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (March 31-April 6)

    Monday, April 7, 2014 - Athletics

    Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewMarch 31-April 6, 2014Baseball- Ole Miss picked up its second sweep in SEC play with three wins over the Auburn Tigers this past weekend, including a doubleheader sweep Saturday.- Left-handed pitcher Christian Trent posted a... read more

  • VIDEO: Ole Miss-Auburn Highlights

    Saturday, April 5, 2014 - Baseball

     Game One HighlightsGame Two Highlights... read more

  • Laxer Caps Great Day On The Mound For Rebels

    Saturday, April 5, 2014 - Baseball

    Ole Miss held Auburn scoreless for 22 straight innings, from the seventh inning of the series opener Friday through the sixth inning of the series finale Saturday, but the weekend sweep remained in doubt in the eighth inning of the... read more