Whether you are a novice lifter or full time competitive athlete attention to detail in your training is important. Regardless of your sport, you must practice like you compete. In Weightlifting that means the snatch and the clean and jerk, however our training is not always comprised of maximum efforts on the two competition lifts. Sub-maximal attempts serve a purpose and different percentage ranges within those attempts can also utilize a specific focus.
For example, if there is a working set of 65% x 4 reps for snatch we may be working on dialing in a repeatable start position and first pull effort. At 70% a set of 4 becomes a practice of composure and making sure that timing in on point. At 75% a set of 4 challenges the receiving position and leg strength endurance. At 80% the third and fourth reps should challenge the overall proficiency of the lifter to not have a miss. Point being, there is a purpose behind every single repetition of every single set. Make a focus. Create a purpose. Avoid the thought of having “warm up” sets. Perform every rep with intention and your workouts will create improvement across all fronts.