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Wednesday September 17, 2014 CrossFit Stapleton- Denver, CO

 

The Relation of Snatch, Clean & Jerk and Squat Weights
Greg Everett  |  Olympic Weightlifting  |  May 22 2013 

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How much should I snatch and clean & jerk if I back squat this much? This is a question I get a lot, and there isn’t a simple, formulaic answer.

Put simply, it depends on your own strengths and weaknesses.

I have seen enormous ranges even just in my own gym, let alone outside of it. 

You will have bigger classic lifts relative to your squat if you are: 
1. Explosive 
2. Technically proficient 
3. Experienced in weightlifting 
4. Naturally athletic (i.e. coordinated, good at motor skill development, etc.)

You will have a bigger gap between your classic lifts and your squats if you are: 
1. Not very explosive (but possibly still very strong) 
2. Not technically proficient 
3. New to weightlifting 
4. Not naturally athletic

Obviously, being strong helps with weightlifting – it’s a strength sport. But the goal is finding the right balance between general strength and the ability to apply it to the snatch and clean & jerk, because it is not always a parallel relationship. Having enormous differences between your classic lifts and squats after the beginner stage, however, is indicative of a problem (such as not being technically sound or even just being inflexible). 

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For Time; 12 minute CAP

30x Push jerk (95/65#)

40x KB swings (55/35)

50x Wall balls (20/14#)

40x KB swings (55/35)

30x Push jerk (95/65#)

Rest- 5min 

Partners accumulate x75 total strict pullups

 

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