Originally Posted by Jeff Railsback
I would think that hang cleans, that start from the floor would be allowed. Doing a hang clean that starts with a DL does not give a serious athlete an advantage over a traditional (squat) clean from the floor. Unlike using small plates for bar over burpees that does give an advantage.
By definition, if you begin the clean from the hang, you haven't started it from the floor since the clean is a single fluid lift. It's not the same type of obvious competitive advantage as small plates on the burpees, but for many athletes the hang clean is more comfortable at high weight. I wouldn't risk this as a serious athlete.