A dynamic start is a method of beginning a pull from the floor (such as in the snatch or clean) in which the athlete moves continuously into the position in which the bar is first separated from the floor; that is, the athlete never sets and holds a starting position before beginning the lift as they would in a static start
. This allows the lifter to move the bar from the floor with more speed and less fatigue.
The dynamic start is not recommended for beginning lifters, as it introduces more potential for technical inconsistency. A static start should be used until snatch and clean technique is reasonably sound and consistent.