We are always looking to improve our guys’ explosive power. While in the in-season phase, we will back off on some of the olympic variations that we use such as Hang Cleans. The reason is that some of our guys will have problems with the hands and/or wrists due to getting slashed or from fighting. Also, I like to stay away from exercises where lower back problems can occur. We’ve found DB jumps to be a great alternative in improving our players’ explosive power- especially in-season. Typically, we will do 2-4 sets of 5-8 reps on these. We focus on getting our guys to be as elastic as possible while keeping the chest up, and preventing the knees from caving in.