2009 Student Research Conference:
22nd Annual Student Research Conference

Effects of Different Set Configurations on Barbell Velocity During the Clean Lift
Ambrose J. Serrano
Dr. Alex J. Koch, Faculty Mentor

We tested the effects of different set configurations on the clean lift. Fifteen weightlifters (9 males, 6 females) performed 6 cleans in constant (C) and varying (V) configurations. In C, 6 repetitions were performed at 85% of the subjects 1 repetition maximum (1RM) clean and jerk. For V, subjects performed sets at 80, 85, 90, 90, 85, and 80% 1RM. Data were collected and analyzed with a V-Scope Analysis System. Peak velocity (PV) for each repetition was compared between configurations using repeated measures ANOVA. There was a significant time effect for the PV (p=.007) and significant time x set configuration interaction (p=.008). Tukey's HSD found no significant differences between PV at any specific repetition. There was a trend toward differences in PV between C and V for repetitions 1 & 2 and 5 & 6. Constant versus varying set configurations during the clean may produce different training outcomes due to differences in movement velocity.

Keywords: clean, set configurations, constant, varying, olympic weightlifting

Topic(s):Exercise Science

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 46-2
Location: VH 1000
Time: 1:30

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