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Ground reaction forces during the power clean

Souza, AL and Shimada, SD and Koontz, A (2002) Ground reaction forces during the power clean. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 16 (3). 423 - 427. ISSN 1064-8011

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Identifying and understanding the key biomechanical factors that exemplify the power clean can provide athletes the proper tools needed to prevail at a competitive event. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to characterize and describe ground reaction forces (Fz) during the power clean lift. Three 60-Hz motion-detecting cameras and an AMTI force plate were used to collect data from 10 collegiate weightlifting men who performed a power clean at 60 and 70% of their last competitive maximum clean. The results revealed that a greater peak force (Fz) was produced during the second pull compared with the first pull and unweighted phases in both percentage lifts. As the system weight increased from 60 to 70%, the peak force (Fz) increased for the first pull and unweighted phases and decreased during the second pull phase. Learning the proper technique of the power clean may provide athletes the basic understanding needed to be competitive in a weightlifting or sporting event.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Souza, AL
Shimada, SD
Koontz, Aakoontz@pitt.eduAKOONTZ
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Human Engineering Research Laboratories
Date: 1 August 2002
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Volume: 16
Number: 3
Page Range: 423 - 427
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1519/1533-4287(2002)016<0423:grfdtp>;2
Schools and Programs: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences > Rehabilitation Science and Technology
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1064-8011
MeSH Headings: Adolescent; Adult; Biomechanics; Humans; Male; Muscle, Skeletal--physiology; Weight Lifting--physiology
PubMed ID: 12173957
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2012 21:48
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 16:56


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