[quote]Christian Thibaudeau wrote:
Hey my friend,
What do you mean by “power snatch, power clean”, etc.?
By simply Clean I mean getting the barbell from the floor to front squat position.
I watched CT’s Neural Drive reflections video the other day and I noticed that when doing snatches (jaja), he eliminates a good portion of the eccentrics in the exercise after the first rep (the portion for those who cannot simply throw the barbell because of damage caused to the floor).
This makes me wonder if he does it because it is fun to throw heavy shit you just lifted, or maybe because that saves more energy for the next concentrics which he believes will cause more muscle growth and/or neural stimulation without fatigue, or maybe to keep momentum.
It’s called a “power snatch from the hang”… there are MANY variations of the olympic lifts. TECHNICALLY an olympic lift variations is composed of three words:
First word = position you are in when you catch the barbell:
Muscle: catch the bar with minimal, if any squatting under (almost no knee bend)
Power: catch the bar without squatting more than into a half squat
Squat: catch the bar in a full squat position
Split: catch the bar in a “lunge” position
Second word = type of lift:
Snatch: lift the bar from the starting position to overhead in one movement
Clean: lift the bar from the starting position to the shoulders
Jerk: lift the bar from the shoulders to overhead
Third word = starting position:
Floor: the barbell is on the floor in the starting position
Blocks: the barbell starts on boxes, elevating it from the floor
Hang: the barbell starts “hanging” anywhere between mid-thighs and mid-shin
For example in the video you are referring to…
The first rep is a power snatch from the floor and the subsequent ones are power snatches from the hang
What you see in an olympic lifting competition are normally squat snatch from the floor and squat clean from the floor followed by a split jerk… but these are simply referred to “snatch” and “clean & jerk”[/quote]
Thanks, very informative.
Do you think “power” will cause more hypertrophy than “muscle” because of the more power it generates to not require to squat a little bit to catch the weight?
Why do you prefer to do more reps from the hang position in your Neural Drive video instead of doing less reps from the ground which seems to be a movement that involves more muscles?
Thanks for the information.