Mike, your in depth explanation of the Olympic lifts was extremely helpful. I prefer explanations like yours; you used both common sense and physiology.
This may be a complete novice question and forgive me if I sound silly, but I'm new to the Olympic lifts. What exactly is the "first pull" and the "second pull" and what differentiates the two? What would be reasons for failure at the first pull vs. the second pull?
ACE, NASM AFPA; Nutrition Consultant-
"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."
- Philippians 4:13"
1/2/13 Lifts: Bench Press:
275 | Squat:
335 | Deadlift: