Anything Else I Should Know?
It’s not essential but it’s generally useful to be familiar with exercises such as the squat and deadlift prior to learning the Olympic lifts. These exercises lay the foundation for the basic movement involved in Olympic lifting.
Sometimes beginners don’t quite have the mobility to perform full cleans and snatches; in this scenario the Olympic lifting technique sessions focus on hang cleans and hang snatches whilst simultaneously working on the mobility and movement skills required for full lifts.
The skills and physical qualities required for Olympic lifting can be attained by anyone who is willing to put in the practice.