KINEMATIC ANALYSIS OF THE BAR DROP DISPLACEMENT IN THE SNATCH

  • K. Carlson
  • D. Hoover
  • M. Kuhn
  • C. Zebas
Keywords: weightlifting, snatch, female, displacement, velocity, time

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to analyze drop-under time, maximum vertical barbell displacement, vertical barbell drop and maximum vertical barbell velocity during the 1999 United States National Weightlifting Championships. The performance of ten female lifters performing 30 lifts was recorded and analyzed using a Peak5 2D Motion Analysis System. These variables were observed for lifters who successfully performed multiple lifts to determine the trends that take place as the load of the barbell increases. Average maximum vertical barbell displacement was 101.5(cm) with a SD of 7.4. Average vertical barbell drop displacement was 20.8(cm) with a SD of 5.9. Average maximum vertical velocity of the barbell was 164.8(cm/s) with a SD of 19.1. Average drop-under time was .47(s) with a SD of .09.
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Coaching and Sports Activities