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Coaching of the Snatch/Clean Pulls With the High Pull Variation

Waller, Mike MA, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D1; Piper, Timothy MS, CSCS*D2; Miller, Jason MS, CSCS3

Strength & Conditioning Journal: June 2009 - Volume 31 - Issue 3 - pp 47-54
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181a584e6
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THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE ARE TO DISCUSS THE TECHNIQUE OF THE SNATCH/CLEAN PULLS AND TO ADDRESS THE COACHING POINTS OF PULLING ACTIONS. THE PULL HAS 2 PRIMARY FORMS, THE CLEAN GRIP AND SNATCH GRIP STYLES, WHICH CAN BE FURTHER BROKEN DOWN TO THE PULL AND “HIGH PULL” VERSIONS. ALTHOUGH THERE ARE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE CLEAN/SNATCH GRIP STYLES, THE BASIC MOVEMENT PATTERNS, ERRORS, AND COACHING POINTS REMAIN SIMILAR. AFTER READING THE ARTICLE, THE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROFESSIONAL WILL HAVE FURTHER INFORMATION TO CORRECTLY COACH AND APPLY THE PULL OR HIGH PULL TO A STRENGTH PROGRAM TO ENHANCE AN ATHLETE'S ABILITY TO PRODUCE POWER OR SPEED STRENGTH.

1Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah; 2Western Illinois University, Brophy Hall, Macomb, Illinois; and 3Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Mike Waller is a doctoral student at the University of Utah and a USAW certified club coach.

Timothy Piper is an assistant professor and NSCA-ERP Program director at Western Illinois University and a USAW senior coach.

Jason Miller is a doctoral student at the University of Utah.

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