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Joel Smith

Joel Smith is an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of California, Berkeley. He has a background as a track and field athlete and coach, lecturer, researcher, personal trainer, writer and consultant. He is the founder of, an educational site devoted to providing speed and power athlete’s practical knowledge to reach their highest potential.
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The Importance of Strength Training for Athletes

By Joel Smith on January 08, 2014

Nearly every champion athlete lifts weights in some way, shape, or form. It is embraced by the athletic masses to the point that every team in a professional sport has a designated weight coach. All players, young and old, should develop a foundation of strength. What exactly does strength training do for you though? What actually happens to an athlete's body when they start pumping iron? Read on for some fundamental answers to these questions.

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