Journal of Athletic EnhancementISSN: 2324-9080

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Research Article, J Athl Enhancement Vol: 2 Issue: 6

No Differences in Kinetics between the Squat Jump, Push Press and Mid-Thigh Power Clean

Paul Comfort1*, David Mather1 and Philip Graham-Smith1,2
1Directorate of Sport, Exercise and Physiotherapy, University of Salford, Frederick Street, Salford, Greater Manchester, M6 6PU, UK
2Aspire Academy for Sports Excellence, Dohar, Qatar
Corresponding author : Paul Comfort
Directorate of Sport, Exercise and Physiotherapy, University of Salford, Frederick Street, Salford, Greater Manchester, M6 6PU, UK
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Received: June 20, 2013 Accepted: December 27, 2013 Published: December 31, 2013
Citation: Comfort P, Mather D, Smith PG (2013) No Differences in Kinetics between the Squat Jump, Push Press and Mid-Thigh Power Clean. J Athl Enhancement 2:6. doi:10.4172/2324-9080.1000132

Abstract

No Differences in Kinetics between the Squat Jump, Push Press and Mid-Thigh Power Clean

The aim of this investigation was to determine the differences in kinetic data during the mid-thigh power clean, squat jump and push press. Trained individuals (n=11; age 23 ± 3.5 yrs; height 176.5 ± 5.56 cm; body mass 85.78 ± 14.29 kg) performed 1 set of 3 repetitions of the mid-thigh power cleans, squat jumps and push press, using 60% of 1 repetition maximum (1RM) power clean, in a randomized order, while standing on a force platform. Peak vertical ground reaction forces (Fz), instantaneous rate of force development (RFD) and peak power output were compared between exercises, using a one way analysis of variance. There were no significant (p>0.05) differences in peak Fz, RFD or peak power output between exercises, although the greatest Fz and RFD were observed during the mid-thigh power clean, and the highest peak power was observed in the squat jump. From the findings of this study the peak Fz, RFD and peak power during the mid-thigh power clean, squat jump and push press, performed using 60% 1RM power clean, are comparable. If the focus of training is rapid force production under high load then the exercise that permits the greatest loading should be used, which is likely to be the squat jump.

Keywords: Peak power; Rate of force development; Peak force

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