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Teaching Rhythm: A Key to Learning Proper Technique in the Power Clean

Judge, Lawrence W. PhD1; Wang, Lin PhD2; Craig, Bruce PhD1; Bellar, David PhD3

Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3182454bc4
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Abstract

SUMMARY: THE “SNATCH” AND “CLEAN AND JERK” ARE THE 2 COMPETITION LIFTS IN THE SPORT OF WEIGHTLIFTING. THE POWER CLEAN IS A VARIATION OF THE CLEAN AND JERK THAT HAS BECOME A USEFUL DEVELOPMENT EXERCISE FOR MANY SPORTS. RHYTHM OR RELATIVE TIMING IS AN IMPORTANT PEDAGOGICAL COMPONENT THAT CONTRIBUTES TO TECHNICAL MASTERY AND CAN BE APPLIED TO THE POWER CLEAN.

Author Information

1School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

2Department of Health and Kinesiology, University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburgh, Texas

3Department of Kinesiology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana

Lawrence W. Judge is an associate professor in the School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science at Ball State University.

Lin Wang is an assistant professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at the University of Texas-Pan American.

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Bruce Craig is a professor in the Human Performance Laboratory at Ball State University.

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David Bellar is an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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