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Open Access Thesis

Keywords

Weight training for women; Weight lifting;

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine what differences exist between several kinematic variables between failed and successful attempts in the snatch lift. Six female Weightlifters at the 2015 American open were measured for kinematic variables via videotape during competition. The results show that differences existed in the angle of the shoulder at peak barbell height and the catch height, along with the amount of separation between the lifter and barbell at peak height. Significant differences were also found at the angle between the barbell and lifter center of mass. This study was a first step toward understanding the importance of the lifter’s ability to quickly and accurately pull themselves under the barbell. A better understanding of this association may help to improve coaches’ abilities to develop drills to improve consistency in barbell path.

Date of Award

2016

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

School of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services

First Advisor

Travis Ficklin, Chair

Date Original

7-2016

Object Description

1 PDF file (vi, 52 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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