Snatch vs Clean & Jerk Part 2: Men vs Women

The Olympic lifts have always been a staple in the CrossFit community. Thousands of CrossFit Affiliates around the world teach the classic lifts to a full spectrum of members both young and old, fit and unfit. BTWB is in a unique position to be able to capture weightlifting data from a wide variety of casual athletes who do CrossFit but may never participate in an actual Olympic Weightlifting meet. In this series of data-driven articles looking at different aspects of the Snatch and Clean & Jerks we will break down the lifts by gender, age, bodyweight, etc. using data from over 100k athletes. Read Part 1 here!

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In Part 2 we compare max lifts for men and women and discuss what this might mean for prescribing optimal female weights.

Looking at the ratio between female and male max lifts at different percentiles, we see similar trends between the Snatch and the Clean and Jerk. At the upper end we see ratios in the low 60s and at the lower end we see mid-to-high 50s. This suggests that there is a larger difference in ability between the top female lifters and the average female lifters compared to their male counterparts. The top female lifters are also closer in weight to the top male lifters than the average females are to the average males.

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New WordPress Plugin

We are excited to announce a new version of our WordPress Plugin! We have updated and simplified the interface and added some new functionality as well. Check out “WordPress Integration” under your admin menu on btwb.com to download the plugin and see the full instructions.

How to Install the Plugin

Create a “Member’s Only” section on your website

Our new plugin has the ability to “protect” pages on your website. You’ll be able to take any page or post on your site and restrict access to your member’s only. Below the page/post editor, just select “Protected” and put a checkmark next to your gym name.
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Snatch vs Clean & Jerk Part 1: How Do You Stack Up?

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The Olympic lifts have always been a staple in the CrossFit community. Thousands of CrossFit Affiliates around the world teach the classic lifts to a full spectrum of members, young and old, fit and unfit. As a result, BTWB is in a unique position to be able to capture weightlifting data from a wide variety of casual athletes who do CrossFit but may never participate in an actual Olympic Weightlifting meet. We are going to publish a series of data-driven articles looking at different aspects of the Snatch and Clean & Jerks. We will be breaking down the lifts by gender, age, bodyweight, etc. using data from over 100k athletes.
Read More