|Center of Pressure on the Foot|
(We posted this to our Facebook page the other day but wanted to preserve it here for future reference.)
DID YOU KNOW?: Research involving weightlifting medalists from World Championships and Olympics demonstrate a front-to-back-to-front shift in the center of pressure on their feet during the snatch and clean.
The balance on the foot during the pull starts at the outside/front of the foot during lift-off, goes to the middle/back as the bar is passing the knee and ends at the inside/front at extension.
Restricting your weight to your heels throughout the lifts is not supported by science.
Derived in part from:
Garhammer, J., Taylor, L., "Center of Pressure Movements During Weightlifting," Conference Proceedings Archive, 2 International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports (1984).
Liu, Yu-Chuan and Che, Wu-Chou, "Foot Pressure Study During Pulling Phase of Snatch Lifting," Biomechanics Symposia, University of San Francisco (2001).