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Old 02-10-2006, 12:53 AM   #1
Jacob Tsypkin
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When performing cleans, do you drop into a full squat, or simply drop low enough to catch the bar?

Simple enough, but I'm not completely clear. Thanks.
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Old 02-10-2006, 06:35 AM   #2
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When the weight is lighter it is tempting to just clean the bar up and drop into a squat but once the weight proceeds to get heavier you are really squatting to catch the bar so you don't have to pull it up as high.
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Old 02-10-2006, 07:11 PM   #3
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Sorry, a little confused...does this mean I should or should not drop into a full squat?
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Old 02-11-2006, 08:08 AM   #4
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meet the bar then go down on all cleans. learn this from the get go and you will not have a problem with the bar crashing on you.
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Old 02-11-2006, 08:08 AM   #5
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Depends on your objective. Catching the bar above parallel = power clean, below = squat clean.

The body was designed to operate over the full range of motion - go for the squat clean. Even if you power clean it, descend into the full squat to operate over the full range of motion and to teach your body what it will need to do if you are moving heavy weights. Muscle memory!!
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Old 02-11-2006, 08:35 AM   #6
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With the Clean you are trying to push yourself under the bar after full extention. Like was said above with lighter weight you will end up with a 3/4 squat and will finish the drop to the bottom. As you progress to heavier weights the drop to the bottom of the squat will happen more naturally.

Check out the videos at www.mikesgym.org for what it looks like. They also have frame by frame picutures in the pics gallery.
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Old 02-11-2006, 08:51 AM   #7
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