A comparison of catch phase force-time characteristics during clean derivatives from the knee

Comfort, P, Williams, R, Suchomel, TJ and Lake, JP 2017, 'A comparison of catch phase force-time characteristics during clean derivatives from the knee' , Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 31 (7) , pp. 1911-1918.

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to compare load-absorption force-time characteristics of the clean from the knee (CK), power clean from the knee (PCK) and clean pull from the knee (CPK). Ten collegiate athletes (age 27.5 ± 4.2 years; height 180.4 ± 6.7 cm; mass 84.4 ± 7.8 kg), performed three repetitions each of the CK, PCK and CPK with 90% of their 1RM power clean on a force platform. The CK load-absorption duration (0.95 ± 0.35 s) was significantly longer compared to the CPK (0.44 ± 0.15 s; p < 0.001, d = 2.53), but not compared to the PCK (0.56 ± 0.11 s; p > 0.05, d = 1.08), with no differences between PCK and CPK (p > 0.05, d = 0.91). The CPK demonstrated the greatest mean force (2039 ± 394 N), which was significantly greater than the PCK (1771 ± 325 N; p = 0.012, d = 0.83), but not significantly different to the CK (1830 ± 331 N; p > 0.05, d = 0.60); CK and PCK were not different (p > 0.05, d = 0.18). Significantly more load-absorption work was performed during the CK (655 ± 276 J) compared to the PCK (288 ± 109 J; d = 1.75, p < 0.001); but not compared to the CPK (518 ± 132 J; d = 0.80, p > 0.05). Additionally, more load-absorption work was performed during the CPK compared to the PCK (d = 1.90, p = 0.032). Inclusion of the catch phase during the CK does not provide any additional stimulus in terms of mean force or work during the load-absorption phase compared to the CPK, while the CPK may be beneficial in training rapid force absorption due to high force and a short duration.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
ISSN: 1064-8011
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Depositing User: P Comfort
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2017 11:03
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2017 14:04
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/43598

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