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Trevor Wallace
01-05-2008, 08:50 PM
I have been doing CrossFit for about 9 months so I am still relatively new to Olympic lifts. I have posted two videos from different angles below.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=VEeWjhCvtM8 (WFS)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQN2KrAlKCI (WFS)


Any help to the knowledgeable people on this board would be a great help to me. Thank you in advance.

Tony Stock
01-05-2008, 08:57 PM
As soon as the bar passes your knees you are basically rowing the weight up. Your elbows bend right at that point so you can pull the weight up rather then pulling yourself under the bar.
You are also kind of doing a power clean followed by a front squat. I would lower the weight a bit and work on getting under the bar quicker instead of racking it, then squatting. You are pretty strong though so great work.

Jason Lollar
01-06-2008, 08:08 PM
Tony,

Technique is only corrected using light weights. If nothing else practice hang cleans and high-hang cleans using just the bar. Focus on getting FULL hip extension and jumping the bar with your arms as ropes. View as many quality Oly lifters in action as possible and get some recordings of yourself from pure profile. Just a few thoughts.

Check out Iron Maven's video bar at http://ironmaven.blogspot.com/2007/11/youth-flexibility-is-served.html

WFS

Lincoln Brigham
01-06-2008, 10:03 PM
Hook grip.

Bill Shiffler
01-07-2008, 09:02 AM
Tony,

Technique is only corrected using light weights. If nothing else practice hang cleans and high-hang cleans using just the bar. Focus on getting FULL hip extension and jumping the bar with your arms as ropes. View as many quality Oly lifters in action as possible and get some recordings of yourself from pure profile. Just a few thoughts.

Check out Iron Maven's video bar at http://ironmaven.blogspot.com/2007/11/youth-flexibility-is-served.html

WFS

Nice video on there. Those kids tick me off a little bit :icon_smil

Trevor Wallace
01-14-2008, 10:38 AM
Thank you everyone for your help. I will lighten the weight and work on form and getting under the bar. I am also going to start incorporating the Burrenger Warm Up into my warm ups' so that I can build muscle memory and work on form.