Originally Posted by Arden Cogar Jr.
Yes. That position allows me to get, IMO, more body over the bar to have more leverage and power to apply to the bar during the second pull - but it builds from the first pull.
Thats exactly the same feeling I have. Do you ever experience any bruised thighs from bouncing the bar off them at the start of the second pull?
It happens to me a lot when I position my shoulders in front of the bar and I think causes the bar to be slightly farther in front of my body than its supposed to be, which makes me have to jump forward slightly to catch it, which results in landing on my toes.