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Old 12-12-2013, 06:44 AM   #11
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Re: Clean to Hang clean form

Call me crazy, but I don't think your early arm pull is a bad thing with your body proportions. The usual problem with such a pull is in pulling the bar out from your body and losing the application of the hip extension/"jump." You don't do that, I think any seperation comes from the thigh contact. Even if it's not practical to get the bar into the hips, you still want to be as high on the thighs as is practical without getting stuck over the bar. I think your technique is reminiscent of somebody like Spencer Moorman, who does what's called a "hip clean." Check out some videos, this might be a little bit too technical for me to describe accurately through typing.

Oh and yes - drop the straps for cleans. That is, if you like to keep your wrists in good condition. Feel free to use as much chalk as you want though.
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:35 PM   #12
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Re: Clean to Hang clean form

Dang it, Jeff. I'm still trying to figure out what's going on inside the box, and now you're making me think outside the box.
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Old 12-20-2013, 04:47 AM   #13
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Re: Clean to Hang clean form

Sorry, Chris, not trying to totally invalidate what you suggested - just another perspective. Problem with hip cleaning is that its easy to lose control of the bar and have it crash on you at the bottom, making it harder to stand it up. So its not just a question of levers.
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Re: Clean to Hang clean form

My last comment was tongue-in-cheek. I actually really appreciate your different perspective. I like being on the forum because I can learn and re-learn from people like you.

...and for entertaining threads like this: http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=85469 (wfs)
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