I’m considering getting into the Olympic lifts (clean and jerk/snatch). I’ve never done them before, but I’ve been lifting for a while, so in a sense I’m new to this.
My first (of probably many eventually) question is if I can simply try to start with the lifts themselves, or if I should do certain exercises before I try them, to get my body used to the motions?
Most of the exercises basically seem to just be certain parts of the lift isolated and repeated. I would think doing this would help me toss around more weight when I actually got started with the real lifts, but I would think just starting light and staying with it would eventually have the same result.
You guys have any ideas?