Originally Posted by Tamara Reynolds
We like for our lifters to be able to work up to close to 90% of their max with a super slow pull. Especially with beginners, almost every time they get on their toes, they could have avoided it simply by slowing down their pull.
I agree, I treat the first pull as a primer for the real momentum coming from the explosive second pull. All you wanna do is get the bar moving in the right path, and get the bar into the hip so you can really drive the bar up and get under fast. A fast first pull will just lead to not being able to control the second pull and will usually end up humping the bar forward and creating a huge loop in the bar path.