CHANGES IN PEAK ACCELERATION IN THE SNATCH ACROSS MULTIPLE ATTEMPTS IN TRAINING: A CASE STUDY

  • George K. Beckham
  • Kimitake Sato
  • Timothy J. Suchomel
  • William A. Sands
  • Michael H. Stone
Keywords: accelerometer, weightlifting, peak acceleration, peak velocity

Abstract

Accelerometers are devices that have been recently used to assess the performance of weightlifters in training. This case study used vertical acceleration data to assess multiple snatch attempts in a single lifter during a training session. The lifter exhibited variability in a number of measures, including peak acceleration and peak velocity. The measures calculated from the acceleration-time data did not show consistent trends between made and missed lifts. More work is needed identify variables of interest for snatch performance.
Published
2014-10-05
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities