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Clean and Wide Grip Muscle Snatch - Hip Contact?

Hi CT

For muscle snatches to maximise musuclar development should there be hip contact ?

Thanks

Hip contact is just a byproduct of the second pull and the hip extension, not something you should aim for

Let me rephrase- should they have no contact at all with the body if maximum muscle is the goal

Sorry I had not read properly, my bad.

In a muscle snatch there should be no hip contact, nor calves extension.

Cool, thanks !

In olympic lifting both exist. You have the no feet no hip (feet don’t move, no hip contact) and the one that is like a power snatch but without going under.

Honestly, I wouldn’t worry too much about it as long as the explosion creates as much momentum as in a power snatch and as a result the upper body doesn’t work as much.