For rep range I would recommend going for at least 6 reps. Good to work on form, and the balance issues are multiplied exponentially the heavier the weight that you use.[/quote]
Why do say that? I understand that somebody shouldn't work up to a max single on their first time with the OHSQ, and that more reps gives you more practice. But unless you have someone who knows the OLs better than you do instructing you, it's hard to figure out whether your technique is right without going heavier.
For instance: For a while I did a lot of light-weight (55-75#) squat snatches and overhead squats as a part of my warm-up and as stations in fast-paced circuit workouts. I could knock off high reps with these weights, but in order to do that I used an incomplete second pull and hip extension. I didn't figure this out until I tried to pull heavier weights and found out that I couldn't get under anything heavier than a hundred pounds without a full hip extension.
Similarly in the OHSQ, one could easily hold a light weight too far forward by stabilizing it with one's shoulders, while a heavier weight would alert the lifter to his mistake.
Does this make sense?