POWER OUTPUT DURING THE 1ST AND 2ND PULL PHASES IN THE SNATCH BY WOMEN WEIGHTLIFTERS

  • D. Hoover
  • K. Carlson
  • M. Kuhn
  • C. Zebas
Keywords: weight lifting, power output, snatch, female weightlifters

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare the power outputs of the 1st, 2nd, and total pulls in the snatch lift for women competing in the 1999 United States national championships. The performance of ten lifters was recorded and analyzed using a Peak5 2D Motion Analysis system. The power output values for the 1st, 2nd, and total pulls ranged from 604.41 W to 2329.45 W, 756.45 W to 4532.75 W, and 702.39 W to 1909.67 W, respectively. These lifters demonstrated statistically significant differences (p < 0.05) during each phase of the snatch pull, and total power output values were comparable to values previously reported (Garhammer, 1991). Knowledge of the power output during each phase of the pull may help athletes to fully refine the training leading to competition.
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Coaching and Sports Activities