Well, im not really into olympic lifting, but I am currently working in some similar exercises to help with power and conditioning. I have a few questions.
1.) Are the bars that they use thinner. I try to do the hook grip with the bars at my gym, but cant seem to get it to work?
2.) When doing deadlifts, and explosive lifts like cleans or snatches, do you need to have your shoulders down AND back, or just down? I mainly ask this because ive been doing DB snatches, and am always sore in my AC joint after doing them. I know im pulling too much with my upper body, and am going to focus more on hip drive to propel the bar. Also, im strongly thinking of switching from db snatch to power cleans, and eventually power snatches.
3.)when i watch someone perform a barbell o-lift, it seems that the bar "takes flight" after bouncing off the thighs. Im not sure what this is called, but Im seeing this as a major disadvantage to DB lifts. Any thoughts?