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Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)


Sport Sciences

First Advisor

Mark VanNess

First Committee Member

Courtney Jensen

Second Committee Member

Ken Matinez

Third Committee Member

Mark VanNess


The purpose of this study was to examine the acute effects of the power snatch exercise at specific intensities on vertical jump performance. 10 weightlifters attended two sessions: a power snatch (PS) and control (CON) condition. Each session was separated with at least 48 hours in between. This study used a 1-group experimental design. During the PS condition, participants performed the power snatch exercise at increasing intensities (40% 1 repetition max [RM], 60% 1RM, and 80% 1RM) after a dynamic warm up. Vertical jump performance was measured prior to the warm up, and after each power snatch exercise in the PS condition. During the CON condition, vertical jump performance was measured at the same times, with the participants substituting the power snatch exercise for a seated position. The results showed no significance ( p > 0.05) in vertical jump performance during each condition, with a trend being seen during the gradual increase in intensities. These results suggest further research is needed utilizing a larger sample size to show significance.





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