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Old 11-01-2012, 12:53 PM   #12
Mauricio Leal
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Re: Snatch Pull before Snatches?

I would not do pulls on the way to a max snatch, except perhaps for beginners who get timid off the floor with heavy-feeling weights. But they probably should be working from the hang anyway. As soon as you get the slightest thought that you don't have to commit to getting under a 90+ percent lift, you are pretty much done for. When your back tires from too many heavy reps you end up doing a snatch pull or snatch deadlift anyway. These are also very tiring. Don't practice being tired before you are. I sometimes get a PVC out between sets and just practice fast high pulls before returning to the bar.

Aside: I've found depth jumps (24-30" boxes) in the warm-up quite effective for priming the CNS for max oly lifts.
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