3. Power Clean: The results indicated that 1 RM power clean testing is reproducible for testing male adolescent athletes when standardized testing procedures are followed and qualified instruction is present. It is also important for youth coaches to be able to determine if gains in performance following a training program. The findings indicate that a difference in 1 RM power clean performance of less than 2.9 kg between tests is an expected difference for this exercise. In addition, it appears that a change of at least 8.0 kg is needed to identify a real change in 1 RM power clean performance as a result of strength and conditioning program in this young population (Faigenbaum 2012).
These tests provide reliable methods for monitoring muscular power. Ensure safe testing procedures and biomechanics with qualified coaches. Not following these procedures increases the risk for injury, a major setback for any athlete.
Written by Chris Barber, CPT