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Old 03-08-2007, 08:12 AM   #5
Greg Everett
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clean grip snatches are good for athletes with temporary wrist problems who can't support a wide grip overhead. sage burgener did them for a long time when her wrist was jacked. keeps the motor patten sharp as much as possible. other than that, i don't really see a point. if yoon is doing themn because his snatches lack speed, i would choose a different variation such as high hang cleans or 2-positions, etc. to force more 2nd pull power instead of changing something as fundmental to the lift as the grip width.
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