VARIABILITY OF BARBELL TRAJECTORY DURING SNATCH FOR AN ELITE YOUNG FEMALE WEIGHTLIFTER

  • Chih-Hung Wang
  • Hung-Ta Chiu
Keywords: snatch, barbell kinematics, variation, phase diagram.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the variability of the barbell trajectory for an elite young female weightlifter. One high speed camera (120Hz) was used to film the barbell trajectories of a female lifter during snatch. The subject was asked to lift different barbell mass from 65 to 80 kg (fourteen lifts in total), and thirteen successful lifts were analyzed. The barbell trajectories and movement pattern of different lifts were similar to the results of previous studies, and the barbell paths almost were overlapping for the heaviest four successful lifts. The coefficients of variation (CV) of four kinematic parameters of barbell trajectory were smaller than the results of previous studies. It can be concluded that this female weightlifter has a stable pattern of barbell trajectory under different barbell mass lifting.
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Coaching and Sports Activities