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Olympic style lifting

Terminology

Depending on the school of coaching there will be slight differences in the terminology used to describe the phases or parts of the Olympic lifts. Here we try to summarise and collate the terminology of European and USA weightlifting schools. The movement of the bar from the floor to a position at or above the knees is an often debated issue. Some reference the mid-thigh position as the end of the first pull. The second pull occurs from this position (e.g. a mid-thigh position) to the catch or rack position. However, depending on the school of teaching the snatch and clean lifts, there will be variances in the exact ending positions for the first pull and the start of the second pull.

Stage
European
USA
1

Start

Starting position

2

First pull

Lift-off and scooping

3

Second pull

Jumping explosively and pulling under

4

Regroup, catch or rack

Racking and squatting

5

Recovery

Recovery to stand

6

Standing

Standing

Table 1. Variations in coaching terminology of the clean and snatch.