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jazer80
01-27-2005, 07:48 AM
i have an appointment today to learn olympic lift form, but last night someone told me that it's really hard on your joints compared to powerlifting. i'm only interested in olympic lifting because i have heard it's better for explosivity and sports and stuff. basically that it's strength that's more useful. any thoughts?

Adam
01-27-2005, 08:02 AM
I've actually never hear much of people having joint issues when doing oly lifts.(other than wrists, sometimes knees - not often that i know of)

jazer80
01-27-2005, 08:29 AM
thanks man

jazer80
01-27-2005, 08:29 AM
what do you think about olympic lifts giving better strength for sports?

Adam
01-27-2005, 08:43 AM
Its highly debateable as to which is better.
Why not due both?

jazer80
01-27-2005, 11:41 AM
i never actually planned to stop the powerlifts; i just got back, i think i'm gonna start doing power cleans, i think that's what they're called. basically fast deadlift and then you catch on your chest. dunno.