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Power exercises for athletes center on variations of the Olympic lifts, such as hang cleans, snatches, or high pulls. Classic weight training lifts, like squats and bench presses, are done with heavy weights and low reps. Medicine ball drills can also help. See if your coach or a strength coach can teach you these exercises if it's power you are looking for. You may also find some help at the web site of the National Strength & Conditioning Association, www.nsca-lift.org.