Injury prevention

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The purpose of this study was to determine which lift and velocity range provide the highest levels of power and force production. 7 highly trained strength professionals performed 3 sets of paired powerlifting exercises: deadlift (DL) and back squat (SQ), power clean (PC) and hang clean (HC), and power clean (PC) and clean pull (CP). Velocity was also controlled for the lifts. Velocity ranges, 0.5-0.75 m/s, 0.75-1.0 m/s, and 1.0-1.3 m/s, were used. A 2 x 3 ANOVA with post-hoc test investigated the data. Lift choice mattered for average power, peak power, and force when controlling the velocity of movement.