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Depth On Oly Lifts


Just wondering here. Do you have to hit depth in oly comps like on powerlifting comps,or can you even power clean it if u want to? Srry for my ignorance but couldnt find anything on this.


TLDWatch. Yes you can power clean. Probably won’t allow you to maximise weight lifted tho


Nothing wrong with a power snatch or power clean in competition. Usually, someone doing so is a beginner or injured. Contrary to powerlifting, a deeper squat will allow you to lift more weight as, the lower you can go under the bar, the less height you will need to obtain in the pull.