Open Access Thesis
Weight training for women; Weight lifting;
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.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
School of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services
Division of Athletic Training
Travis Ficklin, Chair
1 PDF file (vi, 52 pages)
©2016 Jack Rummells
Rummells, Jack, "Biomechanical differences in the weightlifting snatch between successful and unsuccessful lifts" (2016). Dissertations and Theses @ UNI. 292.