I’ve recently taken a huge interest in some of the Oly lifts; I really want to increase my explosiveness and general athleticism. What I’ve been wondering, though, is this: I’m interested in understanding the form Oly lifters use when doing cleans, snatches, etc. from the floor. If someone were to tell me to lift something off the floor with immense power, I’d set up like I would a deadlift.
However, I can plainly see that this is not the case, and I’m wondering why that is. Based on my untrained eye, I see that the bottom position of a clean, snatch, etc. looks like the bottom position of a squat, versus the deadlift. Can someone explain to me why the setup is different, and the reasoning? Thanks! I’m just curious.