Strength & Conditioning

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of submaximal loads on trunk posture during the clean in the aid of improving the technical and physical training of weightlifters. Weightlifters (n=10) with at least two years of training experience in weightlifting participated the study. Each participant performed 3 cleans at 65, 75, 85% of one repetition maximum (1RM). The results of this study highlighted the importance of a controlled trunk motion during the first pull followed by a maximal extension of the trunk in the second pull in relation to weightlifting performance. This study provided novel information about important technical aspects in weightlifting.