Strength Training Complex Exercises
Exercises like the power clean, power snatch and other olympic lifting variations are best to increase both force and velocity because of the explosive nature of the movements.
Shot put and discus throwers train using dumbbells and barbell complexes for technique development, overall strength, or the development of specific muscular areas that need attention. It is an excellent warm up before a strength training session.
Variations within the complexes are equally beneficial for rate of force development without the precise technical components needed for complete olympic lifting movements. The dynamic summation of forces is very similar to many track and field events, this is one of the reasons why olympic lifting is critical to the training program.