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#GetTechnical // Creating an Effective Angle of Attack for Olympic Weightlifting

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#GetTechnical with your line of attack! Getting the barbell up in the air is only half the battle — learn to guide your body properly and aggressively!

Though the barbell should always end “behind the body,” lifters must be careful not to force this feeling by leaning through with the body. When going under the barbell (“attacking” as we call it), make sure to:
✅Pull hard and aggressively against the barbell
✅Guide your body down straight
✅Stack vertically under the barbell

When attacking horizontally instead of vertically, the lifter can experience:
❌Excessive forward lean
❌Forward weight shift
❌Misplaced Center of gravity

Pull DOWN, not THROUGH!