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1 - 05-22-2014, 03:22 PM
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I recently got back into Olympic lifting (Haven't done those since High School). Usually one a night along with standard lifts like squat, bench, etc. While doing clean and jerk, typically it's the dominant leg forward, but do most people alternate legs? Obviously one leg will always be a bit stronger, but I feel like if this is a regular exercise it's favoring one or the other a bit much.
 
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I would just watch a crossfitter

then do the opposite
 
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b sure 2 wear a calf sleeve
 
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don't alternate legs... pick one and stick with it


i'm guessing you're doing this for fun... if not, you need to be doing the olympic lifts at LEAST 2 times per week, but 3 would be significantly better


also, here are some tips for your technique, because i'm sure you don't have access to decent coaches for those lifts:

foot placement for jerk should put your front knee at greater than 90-degrees angle
leading foot should be angled inward about 10-20 degrees
rear foot should have the heel angled outward
start using the hook grip NOW
elbows should be rotated down and back in the receiving position for the snatch
when cleaning/snatching, internally rotate your shoulders (try to turn your elbows to the front) and keep your elbows pointed straight up in front of your body as long as possible--don't let them turn backwards... this helps keep the bar close to your body
extend your hips vertically, as if you were jumping straight up, and don't hump the bar
 
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Last edited by BeLiaL; 05-22-2014 at 04:06 PM.
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Hook grip was a good tip. Yeah I'm not training for any kind of competitive Olympic lifting, it's more to train for power and speed in addition to regular strength exercises.
 
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