Originally Posted by Lagrangian
a pull complex is great tool for getting the tempo and timing right, especially if you have trouble with receiving too high or if the bar crashes down on you. some guys have better pull mechanics when they do a sn or cl pull than their classic lifts so something like a cl/sn pull + hc/hs/sn/cl would be an optimal complex to work on that.
Yeah, I think basically I was just lifting better.
I figured out I was actually doing "panda pulls", which I think might have corrected my tendency to over-pull. I was receiving much lower than normal and the bar wasn't crashing down on me nearly as much. So a good thing, not a bad thing.
I used to think that the clean involved quite a lot of trap use but now I see that the traps are pretty much only used to pull the body under the bar rather than actually pulling any weight up.