View Full Version : Critque of My clean

Billy Bobbitt
04-12-2008, 11:30 AM
Think I have ok form for the clean but would like to hear some outside opinions. I lift at a gym where no one does cleans so its not like I can ask someone there.

I videoed this after I completed a 5:15 clean because I wanted to be a little tired. The clean is 135lbs.

Thanks for any help you could provide.


<object width="425" height="350"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/V0DbttwNDtQ"> </param> <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/V0DbttwNDtQ" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="350"> </embed> </object>


Billy Bobbitt
04-12-2008, 12:57 PM
Sorry, I meant a 5:15 Fran.

Brian Wilson
04-13-2008, 03:44 PM
Well good work on the Fran first off...

Second, I'm going to say that these points are probably b/c you were tired and had a pretty decent load on there:

1) Lumber curve. If you look at your setup on each clean, you have just the slightest hunch in your lumbar - meaning you aren't tense through your posterior chain, meaning you aren't going to be able to explode up and put momentum on the bar as effectively.

2) Elbows under the bar. This got faster with each rep, the third rep you aggressively got those elbows under the bar, but the first and second it seemed like you were in no hurry.

3) Also the video was rotated 90 degrees.

All in all it looked decent though.


Joe Cavazos
04-13-2008, 10:24 PM
1) Lumber curve.



Sean Waxman
04-16-2008, 08:21 AM
Your hips must snap down and back upon receiving the bar as if you were beginning your decent in the squat. This will put you in the correct receiving position and allow you to descend lower if needed without spreading your feet too wide.

Andrew Beaird
04-17-2008, 08:02 AM
I agree with sean...use your hips a bit more..drop lower to recieve the bar..and quicker elbows..but you do have pretty good form for a guy who just did a 5:15 Fran lol