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Zach Forrest
02-03-2008, 10:24 PM
Hey all,

Just curious as to what needs to improve. Been doing cleans for a while but never had any formal coaching outside of what I've read at the website and my Level One Cert. Any and all advice is appreciated. Weight is at about 60% my max.

W/FS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N32i0AeW_tU

Thanks in advance

Peter Terry Haas
02-04-2008, 08:54 AM
Good stuff Zach.

1. Get some weightlifting shoes.

2. Start position: You're slightly on your toes and a little forward of the bar. Stay on your heels. Shoes will help w/ this.

3. You are starting the "jump" portion of your clean too soon once you get above the knee. You need to delay that a bit. Right now you are contacting your leg right above the knee. That contact should happen on the upper portion of the thigh.

This should help your explosiveness and should keep the bar from looping away from your body like it is currently doing.


The Power Clean is also covered in depth in Starting Strength, which many here have found helpful.

Leonid Soubbotine
02-04-2008, 09:36 AM
What Peter said!

Plus - get your elbows quicker. More agressive arm pull and quick elbows.

Brandon Oto
02-04-2008, 10:17 AM
Man, your legs are barely bent. What I wouldn't give for your anthropometry...

See the above, but you're on the right track; your power is transmitting well, and that's half the battle. Nice work.

Zach Forrest
02-04-2008, 07:13 PM
Peter, Leo, Brandon....freakin' sweet.

I just came back from the gym using your tips and I can't believe how much of my hip extension I was losing. My max seems way more manageable now.

I'm definetly going to be investing in some shoes soon.

John Alston
02-05-2008, 07:11 AM
http://www.msbn.tv/usavision/uploadedimages/usa_weightlifting/pdf/usaw_club_and_college_directory.pdf
USAW coaches directory.
Internet coaching is one thing, real life coaching, another.

Arden Cogar Jr.
02-05-2008, 09:37 AM
http://www.msbn.tv/usavision/uploadedimages/usa_weightlifting/pdf/usaw_club_and_college_directory.pdf
USAW coaches directory.
Internet coaching is one thing, real life coaching, another.

that is the WERD!!!

Good coaches are a god send.

All the best,
Arden

Zach Forrest
02-05-2008, 12:05 PM
Awesome directory, but I'm boggled there aren't any coaches in NV :confused: You'd think Vegas would have a coach or two...oh well.

Thanks guys.

Yoon Sohn
02-05-2008, 12:15 PM
Zach,
Try this alternate club directory:
http://www.msbn.tv/usavision/displayPage.aspx?id=730 (work/fam. safe)

Also, try posting your question on GoHeavy:
http://www.goheavy.com/forums/olympic/ (safe)

If there's someone near you who coaches/lifts/competes, they'll probably let you know.

Zach Forrest
02-05-2008, 09:03 PM
Coolness, thanks for the link Yoon.
Closest guy on that list is in Reno...hopefully someone from Vegas will respond to my post.

Mike Burgener
02-25-2008, 02:22 PM
if you are in las vegas contact usa weightlifting: 719-866-4508 and ask if there are any coaches/members in las vegas. i know john brose is there and val ???? they are good coaches. you are 4 hrs from bonsall if you ever want to come over to so calif for a sat training session at mikes gym.

coach b

Karin Jonczak
02-25-2008, 02:36 PM
I also had luck at my surrounding colleges... the football teams usually have a strength coach that has O lifting training.

You could try that!!

Karin

Zach Forrest
02-25-2008, 03:46 PM
Thanks for the names and number, Coach B. I'll be giving them a call soon. And I will definetly take you up on the Saturday Sessions as I plan to be visiting the area soon.

Karin, I'll try and question the stength coaches at UNLV. But they seem to hide...I have a connection with the boxing coach, maybe he can help me.