Made this topic awhile ago on the powerlifting board before there was an olympic lifting board.
Basically, if one such as myself knew how to do both with correct form, what would one use each for?
For instance, one person said clean and jerk is more power and snatch is more explosiveness. I don't know if that's true or not
Or what muscles do they work that are different?
And people also said snatches can be dangerous to your shoulders, but most said yes, if you do them incorrectly
Thread: Snatches vs. Clean and Jerk
08-21-2007, 01:41 AM #1
Snatches vs. Clean and Jerk
08-21-2007, 06:10 AM #2
Any lift can be dangerous if done incorrectly. If done correctly, the quick lifts are exceptional for strengthening the shoulders, and variations of the power snatch are some of the best exercises around for strengthening the often undertrained external rotators.
As to what you would use them for, I have no idea. To get better at them, to increase power, explosiveness, etc. To strength the majority of the muscles of the body. Done correctly, the full compliment of the classic lifts and assistance work can do just about anything.
The Jerk generates the most power, followed by the snatch, then the clean.
08-22-2007, 11:50 AM #3
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09-11-2007, 07:53 PM #9
I think the snatch is the best way to train all in one. If you are also doing squats, then you don't really need C&J for general athletic training. Though I think you would have the best results training like a weightlifter."However, the strength of the hamstring muscles is crucial to fully exploit the strength potential of the quads and ultimately the vertical force that the athlete is able to impart to the barbell." - Andrew Charniga, Jr.
09-11-2007, 10:08 PM #10
Yes, I can do both. I'm just curious is all.
Another question. Where to implement them in my schedule? Should I do less sets or reps?
Day 1, 3:
Incline Bench 5x5
BB Row 5x5
Day 2, 4:
Day 5: (No particular order for these, and not necessarily all of these. Just do light sets for these. This is more of a rest day. I'll do anywhere between 5-10 of these)
Hanging Leg Raises
Tricep Rope Pulldowns
Seated/standing calf raises
Front part of the calf raises
External Rotator Cuff exercises
Lateral Delt raise
Rear delt raise
09-12-2007, 06:55 PM #11
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My workout goes like this.
Tuesday-Front Squat and Powerclean
Friday- eat eat eat sleep sleep sleep
Saturday-Pull or event training
Sunday- eat eat eat sleep sleep sleep
This compliments all the lifts together allowing for almost constant progress if you occasionally deload.