Clean and Snatch

An Olympic lift in which the barbell’s weight is raised from the floor to overhead at arm’s length in one movement
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The other two medals were given to her for being the highest lifter in the clean and snatch phase.
The purpose of this research was to answer the following questions: (1) What percentage of one repetition maximum yields maximal power output during the power clean and snatch; (2) Is there a difference in load yielding maximal power output between power clean and snatch; (3) Does skill classification affect power output?; (4) Does lean body mass account for the power output differences?
In testing session two the subjects' one repetition maximum was obtained for the power clean and snatch. In testing sessions three and four peak power output, peak velocity, average power output, and average velocity of power clean and snatch were obtained at the loads of 30%, 40%, 50%, 60%, 70%, 80%, and 90% of one repetition max.
The proper technique of both the power clean and snatch emphasizes the bar moving in a straight, vertical path from start to finish, therefore the horizontal movement in both of these lifts should be minimized and the TENDO unit should be a reliable, valid measure of power output.
In testing sessions three and four peak power output, peak velocity, average power output, and average velocity of their power clean and snatch were obtained at the loads of 30%, 40%, 50%, 60%, 70%, 80%, and 90% of one repetition max.
Prior investigations have not examined the optimal percentage of 1 RM that yields the highest power output in the snatch or compared power output characteristics between the power clean and snatch. The current study found that both absolute and relative peak power output was maximized at 1 [greater than or equal to] 80% of 1 RM in the snatch (Figure 1).
When comparing the power clean and snatch, the power clean had significantly higher loads at all percentages of 1 RM and yielded the highest amount of power output due to this (Table 2).
Giant New Zealander Nigel Avery set a new best Games mark of 215kg to clinch gold in the clean and snatch, and was also the overall combined winner.