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    how helpful are these in muscle building?

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    You'll build explosiveness with these, and the ability to more the weight when you power lift, FAST.
    If you are a beginner though, steer clear of these for a while, since the chances of injury are so high when you first start. Get a coach or someone who knows the lifts really well to coach you thru em, and learn em all. I hurt my wrist cleaning, and I'd been lifting for like 3 years due to bad form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallgod33 View Post
    You'll build explosiveness with these, and the ability to more the weight when you power lift, FAST.
    If you are a beginner though, steer clear of these for a while, since the chances of injury are so high when you first start. Get a coach or someone who knows the lifts really well to coach you thru em, and learn em all. I hurt my wrist cleaning, and I'd been lifting for like 3 years due to bad form.
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    Olympic lifts incorporate more muscle groups,fibre's,etc. So you will stimulate more of a testosterone release but by doing these your targetting the big muscle's so the little one's can get left out (bi's,calves,etc.) not totally but concentration would be less.... personally i would do 2-3days olympic lifting then add one day to bring up the parts you feel you need to.... definately second what hallgod33 said.. good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by hallgod33 View Post
    You'll build explosiveness with these, and the ability to more the weight when you power lift, FAST.
    If you are a beginner though, steer clear of these for a while, since the chances of injury are so high when you first start. Get a coach or someone who knows the lifts really well to coach you thru em, and learn em all. I hurt my wrist cleaning, and I'd been lifting for like 3 years due to bad form.
    ^^ this.

    The olympic lifts are highly technical lifts, extremely explosive, and there is more of a potential for injury from doing them incorrectly than most of the other lifts you'll see performed at a gym. Additionally, when you do them you definitely want to use bumper plates, which you won't find at the majority of your gyms. You'll definitely want to find someone who is proficient at coaching the Olympic lifts to get you started so you can learn to do them with proper technique and do them safely.
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