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Old 02-18-2013, 12:44 PM   #2
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Re: Snatch/clean pulls - determining weight?

Originally Posted by Brendan McNamar View Post
Question for those with more Olympic experience then myself.

Is there a way to figure out the best weight for snatch/clean pulls?

Less weight = faster

More weight = bigger load less speed

Thanks for your insight.
Personally I wouldn't go heavier than 120% of full lift. The goal of pulls is to get the same feeling as the lift with a heavier weight.

Just an after thought, I think most lifters here would benefit by trying to snatch/clean like they snatch/clean high pull, especially if you kick the bar out in the second pull. Typically, the bar path for a snatch/clean high pull in closer to the body and not as loopy so is more efficient and you won't miss behind anywhere near as much.
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