Thread: Split depth
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:55 PM   #5
Istvan Samayoa
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With no scientific backing,

my assumption would be knee going past vertical on a jerk will make it harder to recover.

Imagine with full clean vs full snatch - how often do people get pinned with a full snatch?, I have seen it once...it was fricken weird

I imagine same idea, sure you can split snatch lower like that, but you also have less weight to recover from - with jerks you just added like 25% more weight, big difference in recovery.

That being said, I have seen some awesome jerks from people who can get low, but because they split their legs further out, not because they throw their knee out

From my experience, I do not want anything that will let the bar sit in a position that wants it to go more forward then it already wants to go...
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