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The Start Position in Olympic Weightlifting

By Marc Chasnov There are certain sports where the duration of the event itself is shorter than its set up time. Inclusive in these short duration sports is Olympic Weightlifting. This article will cover the start position as it applies to the weightlifting biathlon: the snatch and the clean motions taken from the floor. BASIC TERMINOLOGY Before we cover in greater detail the process of establishing a proper start, we will first cover some basic terms as they pertain to weightlifting positions. Foundation. Much like the starting blocks are to a sprinter’s start , the starting position...

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