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Old 12-08-2013, 12:40 PM   #1
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Clean to Hang clean form

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any critiques? speed under the bar? I notice I explode at the thigh is it better at the hip? thanks
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Old 12-08-2013, 01:02 PM   #2
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Re: Clean to Hang clean form

You're certainly stronger than I am so take this as you will, but I think it looks like you are banging the bar with your thighs and looping it out from your body. You want to contact at the thighs and not the hips for a clean as you are asking, but more brush the bar up them than slam them into the bar. It's not as bad on the full clean, but here's a screenshot from the first hang that shows what I mean.
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Old 12-08-2013, 03:43 PM   #3
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Re: Clean to Hang clean form

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You're certainly stronger than I am so take this as you will, but I think it looks like you are banging the bar with your thighs and looping it out from your body. You want to contact at the thighs and not the hips for a clean as you are asking, but more brush the bar up them than slam them into the bar. It's not as bad on the full clean, but here's a screenshot from the first hang that shows what I mean.
thanks jeff and I agree with you, seems like I am going around or looping which is much less efficient than a straight line on the hang clean, also I feel as if I can be faster under the bar which is what my limiting factor. got work to do
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Old 12-08-2013, 03:57 PM   #4
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Re: Clean to Hang clean form

Yeah, I think if you can get around a little bit faster you can end up in a better rack position. As it is, and I'm sure you see this, your elbows are a bit low on that catch. Doesn't seem to be a problem at the moment but might be a limiting factor as you go up in weight - obviously these lifts weren't max attempts.
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Old 12-08-2013, 04:23 PM   #5
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Re: Clean to Hang clean form

Todays workout I started cleaning paused from below and just above my knee trying to explode higher up on the hip. I feel this helps. And the closer to the hip the faster I can get under the bar in a good rack position
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Old 12-08-2013, 04:52 PM   #6
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Re: Clean to Hang clean form

That's fine, and actually better that way as long as you aren't pulling with your arms early to cause it. Everybody's technique is different. I am gangly, I don't get the bar near high enough half of the time which is something I'm really working on. No way will it ever get into my hips and be efficient though!
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:57 PM   #7
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Re: Clean to Hang clean form

Def agree with Jeff on the slam of the thighs. I have one guy in particular that has this habit. It's easily fixed by telling him to make sure he's getting the hips open and getting the shrug going.
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Old 12-11-2013, 07:40 AM   #8
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Re: Clean to Hang clean form

Are you strapped into a clean??

Finish your second pull and keep the bar in closer.
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Re: Clean to Hang clean form

In your first clean from the floor your elbows bend really early, about the time the bar is passing your knees. That means your arms are strong enough to complete the movement (which is impressive), but it also means you're under utilizing the strength from your legs.

If you lean back just a little in your second pull with full extension, your arms won't bend until just after the barbell hits the hip pocket.

So basically what Matt said - finish your second pull.

Clean up your form, and you've got a lot of untapped power and strength to move more weight.
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Re: Clean to Hang clean form

thanks guys! lot of good tips in this forum and should have utilized it more
anyways I have narrowed down a few things to work on

1. Straight bar path. keep the bar closer to the body as I kind of loop around after banging w thigh
2. Banging the thigh in order to accelerate. second pull needs to be more efficient and timing the second pull closer to hip
3. Arm bending way too early. utilize untapped power from leg drive and shrug
4. lean back on the second pull. I notice I have a problem with the weight being a bit forward half the time
5. Use chalk and staps less
6. Get a coach
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