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I have no interest in learning the snatch- on the other hand, the C&J has got me seriously fired up. This move, compared to the snatch, mimics 'real life' lifting for me. I never, for example- pick up a 20kg sack of (feed, coal, flour..etc) and move it directly overhead. I always, as it is a natural move (for me) lift heavy items to my chest- then overhead (ie when stacking the aforementioned products). I understand that the snatch has near mythical status in the Strongfirst world- and I respect that. My question is: both moves originate with a swing and end overhead- for an older lifter, or 'masters athlete'- the C&J would appear to have less risk and equal to or greater strength benefit. So- I am planning on replacing the snatch with the C&J on some of the programs I am planning to do this year. Am I missing 'something'- or is my approach logical?