Isometric Strength of Powerlifters in Key Position of the Conventional Deadlift

George Beckham, Hugh Lamont, Kimitake Sato, Michael Ramsey, Guy Haff, Michael Stone

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Objectives: To determine if force differences exist between isometric pulling positions corresponding to key positions of the deadlift. Design: Cross-sectional evaluation of isometric strength Methods: 14 powerlifters performed isometric pulls on a force plate at 3 key positions related to the deadlift (at the floor, just above the patella, and 5-6 cm short of lockout) and in the mid thigh pull position (MTP). A 1x4 repeated measures ANOVA was used to ascertain differences between the various pulling positions tested. Bonferroni-adjusted paired samples t-tests were used post-hoc. Results: Forces generated at each bar height were significantly different (F(3,39) = 51.058, p

Original languageAmerican English
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2012


  • Sports Sciences

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