Sneaky sonofagun that I am, I have my volleyball athletes performing the wide-grip deadlift as their main lower strength exercise this training cycle.
It is a great exercise for a powerful hip extension, which translates to a higher vertical jump.
(Last time I checked, vertical jumps are important in volleyball....)
A bunch of our girls complained/whined/screeched that "girls don't DO deadlifts!"
Well, here's a short instuctional video. And it stars.... A GIRL!!
Take a look:
Butt down, chest up, push the floor with your heels.
To your vertical jump,