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Old 06-05-2008, 08:11 AM   #24
Derek Franks
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Re: Deadlift, squat and power clean

Originally Posted by Jason Homesley View Post
Here is a tip that works for everything that you are moving from the floor whether it is a dead, clean, or snatch. The start position with your feet should be the same as if you were about to jump onto a box. This will eliminate all wide stances and give you the most power. Then sit back on heals load the hamstrings and drive your hips forward while keeping the lumbar curve in back. Good luck to all.

While not bad advice, I would disagree that eliminating wide stances gives you the most power. There's a reason competitive powerlifters use an extremely wide stance for both squats and DL's. That said, SS, which is what David is following right now, consists of a DL with the stance you describe, but a Squat with a significantly wider stance.
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