HORIZONTAL BAR DISPLACEMENTS OF WOMEN WEIGHTLIFTERS DURING THE SNATCH

  • M. Kuhn
  • K. Carlson
  • D. Hoover
  • C. Zebas
Keywords: weightlifting, snatch, female, bar trajectory, horizontal displacement

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to analyze the horizontal bar displacement of women weightlifters while performing the snatch. Thirty lifts performed at the 1999 United States National Weightlifting Championships were recorded and analyzed using a Peak5 2D Motion Analysis System. Three key displacement values were obtained for each lift: first pull, second pull, and just after peak height. The magnitude of bar displacement ranged from –3 to 8cm, for the first pull –14 to 14cm, for the second pull, and –3 to 21cm just after peak height is attained. Lifters did not display the horizontal displacement pattern that is described for men in the current literature.
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Coaching and Sports Activities