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Old 01-29-2008, 07:59 PM   #1
Arden Cogar Jr.
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Default Question about getting into the hole in all squat movements....

Hello all,
I'm new to olympic lifting - a complete novice. Lots of years of powerlifting and strength training under my belt, so lots of bad habits to get rid of.

In any event, I'm trying to get better at getting into the hole with my squat cleans and my squat snatches - or full cleans and snatches would be a better way too look at it.

One of the things I'm finding myself wanting to do is pause at the bottom of each of my regular front squat and back squat workouts to get set before I ascend with the weight. I found myself doing that with my OHS's too.

Is this wise?

I know that I have to steady myself before I come out of the hole with a heavy squat clean. I've yet to get even remotely heavy with a full squat snatch. Most of my snatches are power snatches if not muscle snatches. But I'm learning.

I'm trying to find a more comfortable way of getting down with the weight.

Thanks in advance for any input.

All the best,
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