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Pulls For Athletes?


#1

What are your thoughts about using pulls (ol) for athletes? How do they stack up compared to the power clean and power snatch?


#2

The power clean and the power snatch ARE Olympic pulls. Of course they are not the Snatch and the C&J technically but they will do as much as the full lifts in my opinion.

Much shorter technical learning curve as well. Which is why I recommend them as opposed to the full lifts.


#3

They are part of a sound program. Time and a place for everything.

Only using pulls or the entire lift is probably not the best strategy.