Not all who perform or coach weightlifting movements (wms) such as the clean and jerk and snatch are aware of the mobility requirements needed to perform the movements correctly and safely. Currently, no succinct assessment exists designed to evaluate all the range of motion requirements needed to perform these wms. The purpose of this article is to discuss the joint and biomechanical forces experienced during wm and to propose assessment measures that attempt to objectively pair the motion requirements of wms with research-supported values and tests to determine whether an athlete has the requisite motion available to perform a technique before adding an external load.
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