The second element is the improvement of an athlete's ability to safely and effectively absorb force or decelerate. This is trained to some degree with basic strength work such as squatting, but the nature of receiving the barbell in the Olympic lifts is far more ballistic and more similar to the demands on ground-based athletes with regard to stopping, changing direction or absorbing the force of colliding opponents.
The third element is the collective improvement of kinesthetic awareness, fundamental athletic motor skills centered around the hips and legs, and the precise and consistent control of body positions and movement.
No other exercises provide training for these things to the same degree, particularly so efficiently.
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