I like to divide the lifting world into two camps: Divers and Pullers. Divers are aggressive on the 3rd pull and get themselves under the bar very fast. But, they tend to cut their 2nd pull short, and so leave the bar out front too much and will miss out front (there are lots of other reasons people miss out front of course, but this is a big one). Pullers love the 2nd pull. They got lots of power when it comes to getting height on the bar. But, they don’t even bother with a 3rd pull. They instead try to race the bar down – and lose. If they can’t power it up, they can’t make it.
. Marsden, an assistant professor at Beacon College in Leesburg, Florida, and a former . Army surgical nurse, has been incorporating the snatch and the clean and jerk into her weight training routine for three years. In addition to increasing her endurance, she has also noticed the training led to a heightened appetite. "But because most of my body weight consists of muscle, I can eat more calories a day because my body will burn it off," she says. "I've also found that because I feel and look good, I'm motivated to eat well, too."