Biomechanics of the Snatch

During this semester Kai and I had to follow the course Biomechanics 3. In previous courses (1 & 2) we learned a lot about the several forces acting on the body, as well as, in and around a joint. We focused a lot on the biomechanics of gait, specific muscle activity, and more.
In Biomechanics 3, the ultimate goal was to write a biomechanical analysis of a chosen movement. The analysis should inc


lude: Phases of the movement, kinematics, external forces, and joint analysis including muscle activity.

Kai and I chose the olympic snatch as we thought it represented a relatively complex

movement, which we could analyze in the sagittal plane.
In the video below you will see the olympic snatch with the different phases it's divided in.

You can download the report by clicking here

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