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doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3182454bc4
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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

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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.

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