Using Velocity to Predict the Maximum Dynamic Strength in the Power Clean
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Haff, G.G.; Garcia-Ramos, A.; James, L.P. Using Velocity to Predict the Maximum Dynamic Strength in the Power Clean. Sports 2020, 8, 129. [doi:10.3390/sports8090129]
The primary aim of the present study was to examine the commonly performed training exercise for athlete preparation. Twenty-two recreationally trained males (age: 26.3 4.1 y, height: 1.80 0.07 m; body mass (BM): 87.01 13.75 kg, 1-repetitoon maximum(1-RM)/BM: 0.90 0.19 kg) participated in the present study. All subjects had their 1-RM power clean tested with standard procedures. On a separate testing day, subjects performed three repetitions at 30% and 45%, and two repetitions at 70% and 80% of their 1-RM power clean. During all trials during both sessions, peak velocity (PV) and mean velocity (MV) were measured with the use of a GymAware device. There were no significant di erences between the actual and estimated 1-RM power clean (p = 0.37, ES = -0.11) when the load-PV profile was utilized. There was a large typical error (TE) present for the load-PV- and load-MV-estimated 1-RM values. Additionally, the raw TE exceeded the smallest worthwhile change for both load-PV and load-MV profile results. Based upon the results of this study, the load-velocity profile is not an acceptable tool for monitoring power clean strength.