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Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e318297c77b
Exercise Technique

The Midthigh Pull: Proper Application and Progressions of a Weightlifting Movement Derivative

DeWeese, Brad H. EdD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT; Serrano, Ambrose J. MA, CSCS, HFS; Scruggs, Steven K. MA, CSCS, USAW; Burton, Jarrod D. BS, USATF Level 1

Section Editor(s): Dawes, Jay PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA

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Abstract

ABSTRACT: THE CLEAN GRIP MIDTHIGH PULL AND SNATCH GRIP MIDTHIGH PULL ARE EXERCISES THAT FOCUS ON REINFORCING THE DOUBLE KNEE BEND AND TRIPLE EXTENSION INVOLVED IN WEIGHTLIFTING MOVEMENTS. AS A RESULT, THESE PULLING MOVEMENTS ARE USED WITH THE PURPOSE OF MAKING AN ATHLETE MORE EFFICIENT AT PRODUCING FORCE WITH AN OVERLOAD STIMULUS IN THE PEAK POWER POSITION. IN ADDITION, THESE EXERCISES CAN BE USED AS A TEACHING MODALITY FOR THE PROGRESSIVE DEVELOPMENT OF THE FULL CLEAN OR SNATCH.

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