Triple Extension

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Triple Extension is a term used to describe the extension of the hips, knees, and ankles in certain important strength movements, most notably the clean and jerk and snatch lifts of Olympic weightlifting, although it is not always necessary to produce full triple extension in these lifts and the extension may sometimes be a byproduct of forceful hip extension and partial knee extension that carries the knees and ankles to full extension. However, the simultaneous extension of these joints produce an explosive movement which is considered the foundation for explosive movements in many sports.

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