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Matt Bruce: The 3 Phases of The Pull

May 18, 2022 by

Let’s talk Olympic Lifting. 

You’ll never throw up Olympic-level weight if you don’t have the basics of form down. Train correctly from the beginning, and you’ll change the future of your lifts. 

There are 3 phases to a good, effective pull: 

  • 1st pull: 
    • Mid-shin position to the knee
  • 2nd pull:
    • Knee position to the hip (power position)
  • 3rd pull:
    • Hip position to the jump shrug (triple extension)

Dive a little deeper into these phases with Matt Bruce, Olympic Weightlifting National Champion. He breaks it down in detail to help you gain explosive power through proper form.

Happy lifting,


Matt Bruce
Head Olympic weightlifting coach and co-founder of brute strength
Masters in sports management - LSU
Crossfit weightlifting level 1 and 2 instructor
7-time world team member
Olympic weightlifting national champion

📸 - Trevor Knoll - RMK Visions

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