This study investigated the effects of two types of warm up routines utilizing the clean pull movement on maximal ground reaction force and barbell velocity during the second pull phase of the full clean movement. Five male and female national caliber weightlifters randomly completed a control condition (C) or one of two treatment conditions (T1, T2) in a crossover design. The control condition served to establish baseline data against which the kinematic and kinetic parameters of the two treatment conditions were compared. A repeated measures ANOVA was used to compare means between conditions. No significant differences were found between C, T1 and T2. These findings suggest that both warm up routines are equally effective at preparing the lifter for the subsequent attempt. However, the lower volume of work performed in TI may result in less accumulated fatigue over the course of a weightlifting meet and could theoretically contribute to better performance toward the end of the competition.
"The Effects of Different Warm-up Strategies in Olympic Weightlifting,"
McNair Scholars Research Journal: Vol. 1
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarworks.boisestate.edu/mcnair_journal/vol1/iss1/7
Dr. Chad Harris