Training Implications of Peak Barbell Velocity Differences among Elite Men and Women Weightlifters

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Peak barbell velocity is an important determinant of weightlifting performance 2 . However, direct comparisons of this measure between elite men and women weightlifters is limited 7,8 . Therefore, the present study sought to establish a reference of the current status and trajectory of sexbased peak barbell velocity differences among elite weightlifters. This study examined performances of men and women in the 69 kg weight class in order to obviate the influence of body mass on performance. The purpose of this investigation was to help practitioners identify training needs of elite men and women weightlifters to improve weightlifting performance based upon between-group differences in peak barbell velocity.


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This document was originally published in the ETSU Coaches and Sport Science College.