Six Competitive Female weightlifters (Olympic weightlifters)


3x3 90% 1RM Clean Pull


3 Separate Testing Days


1: No tubing

2: Tubing with 10% of athlete’s 1RM

3: Tubing with 20% of athlete’s 1RM


1 way repeated measure analysis of variance (ANOVA)


Measures: Peak Power, Peak Velocity, and Peak Force


Summary: Adding 10% of athlete’s 90% 1RM in bands appears to be optimal training modality for increasing power, force and velocity throughout the clean pull.


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Video: Example of banded squats