The pull from the knee is a weightlifting movement derivative that can be used in the teaching progression of the clean and snatch exercises. This exercise emphasizes positional strength during the transition phase and the triple extension of the hip, knee, and ankle joints that is characteristic of weightlifting movements.
DeWeese, B.H., Suchomel, T.J., Serrano, A.J., Burton, J.D., Scruggs, S.K., & Taber, C.B. (2016). Pull From the Knee: Proper Technique and Application. Strength and Conditioning Journal 38(1), 79-85. doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000194
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At the time of publication Christopher B. Taber was a doctoral candidate in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences at East Tennessee State University.