BARBELL ACCELERATION ANALYSIS ON VARIOUS INTENSITIES OF WEIGHTLIFTING

  • K. Sato
  • P. Fleschler
  • W. Sands
Keywords: barbell acceleration, weightlifting kinematics, weightlifters

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine how various intensity levels influence the peak barbell acceleration in weightlifting. USA weightlifting resident team members (n=9, men:5 & women:4) participated in this study. They performed two repetitions at intensities of 80, 85, and 90% of 1 repetition maximum (total six repetitions). The peak barbell acceleration was measured at the 2nd pull phase of the snatch/clean. A one-way repeated measure ANOVA was used to analyze the effects of the intensity levels (p = .05). The results showed that intensity has a significant effect on the peak barbell acceleration (F(2,16) = 11.49, p < .001). The peak barbell acceleration decreased as the intensity level increased (80%: 19.63±3.04, 85%: 16.78±3.56, 90%: 13.65±3.50). Comparison between elite and beginners or other power-oriented athletes can be considered in future studies.
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Coaching and Sports Activities