hi guys, i am trying(emphasis on trying) to coach a young guy with no previous weightlifting experience in the olympic lifts, with the intention on eventually entering a competition.
he has NO previous iron game experience, 6 feet 1 inch tall, 190lbs, previous athletic background was baseball(left handed pitcher) in HS and college, and recently a triathlon competitor.
after 5 weeks of training, he has clean pulled (dead lift) 140kg, snatch 60kg, and clean and jerked 70kg. he can full clean 80kg.
back squat i have not tested for a max, but he has done 5x3 with 80kg, and front squatted 80kg for a single.
question, i notice a severe lack of leg strength, that is , when he does clean pulls, he can stiff leg more weight that he can with proper form.
would pounding front squats give a better short term carryover to improving leg strength, or should more back squats be in order. note that when he back squats, he also has the tendency to lean forward and use a lot of back.