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Teaching the First Pull

Favre, Michael MEd1; Peterson, Mark D. PhD2

Strength & Conditioning Journal: December 2012 - Volume 34 - Issue 6 - p 77–81
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31826e17dc
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SUMMARY: THE “FIRST PULL” (1ST PULL) IS THE INITIAL MOVEMENT PHASE OF THE CLEAN AND SNATCH AND VARIOUS RELATED TRAINING EXERCISES. MAXIMAL OR NEAR-MAXIMAL EFFORT TRAINING DEMANDS PRECISE 1ST PULL MECHANICS. THUS, IT IS THE 1ST PULL THAT SETS THE BIOMECHANICAL STAGE FOR PROPER EXECUTION OF THE ENTIRE LIFT AND FOR THE MOST EFFICIENT MOVEMENT PATTERN FOR HIGH LOAD MOVEMENTS TO BE SAFELY EXECUTED. THIS ARTICLE PROVIDES A THOROUGH BREAKDOWN OF THE FUNDAMENTAL ASPECTS FOR PROPER EXECUTION OF THE 1ST PULL AND EFFECTIVE COACHING STRATEGIES.

1Department of Athletics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

2Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Michael Favre is the Director of Olympic Sports Strength & Conditioning at the University of Michigan.

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Mark D. Peterson is an assistant research professor in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Michigan.

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