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Tudor Bompa on Judo training. 

Below is an exerpt from a site called which has an interview with Tudor Bompa who is the leading light in areas such as periodisation of training. You should be reading this guys work okay! We on the University of Bath course probably reference his work in almost every assignment! :)

Anyway, part way through the interview with Professor Bompa, he talks (briefly) about Judo!!! He says:

Take judo for instance. Once I listened to a presentation regarding strength training for judo. The speaker was your typical Olympic lifting coach. He went over snatches and the clean and jerk! When the organizers asked my opinion, I simply said that the whole idea is wrong because judo involves primarily the flexor muscles of the hips, abdominals, and trunk, not the extensors normally targeted by Olympic lifting moves. The lifting coach became very upset when he heard me say this and left the room!

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