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Old 05-16-2008, 03:27 PM   #1
Tim M Vellutini
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clean form

I just made the transition from power cleans and want to make sure that I am ready for the movement so please feel free to hammer my form. There are a couple angles with 95lbs
thanks, tim

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YqtQvM-dzU WFS??

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Old 05-17-2008, 12:27 PM   #2
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Re: clean form

Looks pretty good. With the second video, I noticed you stance looks a bit wide , which is causing you to pronate you feet (they roll in). This could lead to knee problems. Also, don't crane your neck up so much. Keep head angle more inline with rest of back.
Good overall, me thinks.

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Old 05-17-2008, 12:34 PM   #3
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Re: clean form

Get your stance narrower.
Look straight ahead.
Jump slightly back or right where you are - don't jump forward.
Work on wrist flexibility. More front squats always works.
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Old 05-17-2008, 04:16 PM   #4
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Re: clean form

Can't really tell in the first one but in the second video it looks like you're not bringing the bar up the thighs. It should be touching till around midthigh. Try pulling back more when you shrug and it should help stop the forward motion.
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Old 05-18-2008, 02:24 PM   #5
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Re: clean form

try and get your elbows higher when you receive the bar after the explosive pull, so let the bar just rest on your fingers instead of the palm of your hand. also you could squat a bit lower but over all looks good.
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Old 05-18-2008, 03:19 PM   #6
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Re: clean form

To be honest it looks pretty good, but in both videos it is really more of a power clean with a front squat at the end. In a full clean when you catch the bar in the rack position you should be at the bottom of the squat. Now this may be happening because the wieght is too light and you can easily power clean it and thus are not forced to get under the bar but the whole point is that when the weight gets heavy you do not need to get the bar as high if you catch it lower down thus taking the strain off your arms and transfering it to your legs. Just really focus on pulling yourself under that bar, and maybe try a bit more weight to force yourself to do it

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Old 05-18-2008, 07:32 PM   #7
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Re: clean form

All the suggestions above are great. Same as Robert said: I noticed that the bar went very high though. When you look at great cleaners, the bar only goes as high as their waist or abs. The bar goes up to the height of your chest. If you can work on moving under the bar quicker and not putting the bar up as high then you will be able to clean more efficiently.
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Old 05-18-2008, 10:24 PM   #8
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Re: clean form

I know I need to stay focused on my neck and stance positioning I revert back to my bad habits at times. The other comments are all great and let me know all of the fine tuning that I need to do to become proficient in this lift.

Thank you all for taking the time to watch these vid's and for your help. tim
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Old 05-22-2008, 08:37 PM   #9
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Re: clean form

Once you get the bar past your knees. Let the bar bounce off your thighs a bit. Also agree with what others said.
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