Background: Due to the importance of Anthropometrical and Physiological Parameters in Weightlifting performance, this study aimed to investigate the performance of Snatch and Clean and Jerk in young elite boys in relation to anthropometric and physiological parameters, for talent identification and performance predicting, in Ardabil, 2019.
Methods: The subjects of this descriptive study were 30 elite male weightlifters aged 13-15, participating in the country’s selection competition in 2019 in Ardabil. The anthropometric and physiological parameters were measured. The relationships between the variables were measured by Pearson correlation coefficient.
Results: In anthropometric parameters, Clean and Jerk performance of young elite male weightlifter positively correlated with weight, height, BMI, sitting height, arm span, head, chest, waist, and hips circumference, humerus, forearm, and palm length, shoulder, and lumbar width, humerus, elbow, forearm, wrist, and palm circumference, fingers length, tight, tibia, and foot length, tight, knee, tibia, and ankle circumference, tight, ankle, and foot width, and Snatch performance. In contrast, biceps fat was negatively correlated with Snatch and Clean and Jerk performance. In physiological parameters, Snatch and Clean and Jerk performance was positively associated with right and left hand strength, leg strength, and leg power (high jump) (P<0.05).
Conclusion: The results of this study can help coaches in selecting talented teenage weightlifters with spending less time and money; so that they can gain more success in reaching the peak of athletic performance.