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Comparison of Different Methods of Determining Power Output in Weightlifting Exercises

Hori Naruhiro MS CSCS NSCA-CPT; Newton, Robert U. PhD, CSCS; Nosaka, Kazunori PhD; McGuigan, Michael R. PhD
Strength & Conditioning Journal: April 2006
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Measurement of power output during weightlifting movements provides useful information about an athlete's performance. However, there are various methods used, each with specific considerations, advantages, and disadvantages. This article discusses the methods of measuring power output in weightlifting exercises in these terms.

Naruhiro Hori is a doctoral student in Exercise, Biomedical and Health Sciences at Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Western Australia.

Kazunori Nosaka is an associate professor in Exercise, Biomedical and Health Sciences at Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Western Australia.

Robert U. Newton is the foundation professor in Exercise, Biomedical and Health Sciences at Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Western Australia.

Michael R. McGuigan is a lecturer in Exercise, Biomedical and Health Sciences at Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Western Australia.

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