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Old 11-30-2011, 07:25 PM   #1
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Snatch Balance weight

I'm a beginner with O lifts & need some help.

Should snatch balance reps be lighter than snatch 1RM? or heavier? What's a good percentage to start with? I did snatch balances today for the first time, with about 65-70% of my snatch 1RM.

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Old 11-30-2011, 08:46 PM   #2
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Re: Snatch Balance weight

You should eventually be able to handle more in the snatch balance 1RM than in the snatch 1RM, as much as 20% more.
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Old 12-10-2011, 11:19 PM   #3
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Re: Snatch Balance weight

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You should eventually be able to handle more in the snatch balance 1RM than in the snatch 1RM, as much as 20% more.
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I've heard it the other way around....Not for certain though.
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:16 AM   #4
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Re: Snatch Balance weight

Mike Burgener suggests that you should handle what you can snatch and possibly more in the snatch balance. Same thing in the overhead squat.
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:51 PM   #5
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Re: Snatch Balance weight

It should definitely be more once you get the hang of it. You're essentially cutting the pull from the floor and turnover out of the snatch.
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