Originally Posted by Gary Ohm
That's one of the most level headed things I've read in a long time. I guess I need to spend more time on this forum than elsewhere...
Regardless, depth squats with a jump would be great. But in the spirit of simplicity, I think I prefer my sandbags. You can bail out without a second thought. If you are squatting and not using bumpers on a platform, something is going to be abused when you bail.
Keep up the solid thinking Travis.
I don't think, or at least hope, that Andrew was suggesting depth jumps with a barbell on your back.
Heavy squats complexed with jumps of some sort (depth jumps, vertical, box variations, seated box jumps etc.) all develop power well.
The problem is that, like Allen said, power for what? The Oly lifts do develop power well, but the learning curve to do them correctly makes them a less attractive option.
There's also this program: http://www.8weeksout.com/phpBB3/view...e1bcdf0 7cee8