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Drop Snatch and Cleans Kill the Knees

Does anyone else here feel like their knees are going to explode by doing drop movements (minimal shrug, no jump)? I wonder if this is a technique issue or just the nature of the lift.

drop clean aka front squat?

[quote]HatersGunaHate wrote:
drop clean aka front squat?[/quote]

Um, no. drop ( hang) clean.

If I do them too often yes, otherwise no.

I believe this one of the reasons why some programs alternate days with full lifts with days doing the power versions, i.e. snatches vs power snatches.

Preseason volume work seems to help to alleviate knee pain by the way.