LOWER EXTREMITY JOINT VELOCITY COMPARISONS DURING THE HANG POWER CLEAN AND JUMP SHRUG AT VARIOUS LOADS

  • Timothy J. Suchomel
  • Glenn A. Wright
  • Jonah Lottig
Keywords: weightlifting movements, kinematics, triple extension

Abstract

The aim of this study was to compare the kinematic profile between the hang power clean (HPC) and jump shrug (JS). Eighteen college students performed repetitions of the HPC and JS at 40, 60, and 80% of their 1RM HPC. Two trials at each load for each exercise were completed and the peak joint velocity of the hip, knee, and ankle joints were compared using a series of 2 x 3 repeated measures ANOVA. The peak joint velocity of the hip, knee, and ankle during the JS was statistically greater than the HPC at all loads. Statistically significant differences in hip joint velocity existed between repetitions at 40 and 80% 1RM HPC as well as between 60 and 80% 1RM HPC. Joint velocity during the JS was superior to the HPC at all loads examined. Differences in technique between exercises and loads may alter lower extremity joint velocity.
Published
2014-10-07
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities