POWER OUTPUT IN WOMEN WEIGHTLIFTERS DURING THE PULL PHASE OF THE SNATCH

  • Carole Zebas
  • Kevin Carlson
  • Bryan Christensen
  • Garvin Daniel
  • Matthew Hayes
Keywords: weight lifting, snatch, power output, female weightlifters

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine and describe the power outputs in the snatch lift during the pull phase for American women competing in the national championships. Ten female lifters in the 69 kg class were filmed and analyzed using a Peak5 2D Motion Analysis. Power output values were based on calculations of total work done by the athlete divided by the time (Garhammer, 1993). The total power output values varied from 1095.54 W to 1875.90 W. These values were comparable to figures reported by Garhammer, 1991. Knowing power production values may be important in developing specific types of training programs.
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Coaching and Sports Activities