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Old 07-08-2008, 08:41 PM   #1
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clean/ press/ snatch grip placement.

curious to know where the best spot to secure the bar is. when i clean i like to hold in the middle (thumbs length out from the inside knurl edge) of the inner most knurl. i like to place my pinki finger on the edge of the smooth break between the inner and outer knurls. have not played with the snatch too much yet, but i notice on vids that people like to grab somewhere in the middle of the outter most knurl.

i remember in the wod on 7-2-08 where did DL, CLN, front SQ, and push jerk, i was comfortable with my CLN grip for all but the push jerk. i wanted to spread my hands farther apart. is this normal?
does the best grip placement change depending on the persons reach?

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Old 07-09-2008, 12:47 AM   #2
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Re: clean/ press/ snatch grip placement.

Clean grip is outside shoulder width, but not too far away. Snatch grip can be found by picking up the bar and assuming a wide enough grip that lifting one leg up doesn't move the bar up, at about the crease of the hips. You just need to find what that means visually for your bar.
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Old 07-09-2008, 07:06 AM   #3
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Re: clean/ press/ snatch grip placement.

The closer your grip is the easier the 2nd pull is.
The wider your grip is, the easier it is to get overhead.
The clean grip need only be wide enough to allow for the hands to not hit the legs on the 1st pull. (generally this is just outside shoulder width)
The snatch grip need only be wide enough to allow proper position overhead in the receiving position in accordance with shoulder flexibility.
Once the bar is on the shoulders after the clean, the grip can be adjusted wider to make the jerk easier.
The snatch has to be a happy medium between your 2nd pull power and your ability to get under the bar, which is typically around what Derek stated.
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Old 07-09-2008, 01:21 PM   #4
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Re: clean/ press/ snatch grip placement.

some clean and jerk with slightly wider than 'deadlift' type of grip.

Coard Wilkes comes to mind.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYut-w2ihnw

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Old 07-09-2008, 09:13 PM   #5
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Re: clean/ press/ snatch grip placement.

thanks guys, helps a lot.
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