Double clean & jerk breathing

Sean M

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I've been practicing this lift lately, trying to get the breathing pattern down.

For hard-style sets of less than 10 reps (read: not multi-minute GS-style long cycle), what is the breathing pattern? How many breaths can/should you get during the full cycle? At what stages should I not breath in (or out)?

Mike Torres

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For long cycle C&J, this is what I do: I power breathe with my hips on the clean, just like the swing (biomechanical breathing match). I also power breathe as I'm driving up out of the quarter squat for the float.

And then when the bells land back in the rack after the jerk, I let out some air while maintaining the abdominal brace the whole time. Breathe in, go again.
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