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Old 11-21-2007, 02:46 PM   #1
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Clean & Jerk. At least that is what is supposed to be.

3 reps with 70kg.
What do y'all got for me.

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Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-21-2007, 04:07 PM   #2
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Re: Clean & Jerk. At least that is what is supposed to be.

Your link's broken.
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Old 11-21-2007, 04:15 PM   #3
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Re: Clean & Jerk. At least that is what it is supposed to be.

Clean & Jerk

Lets see if this works.
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Old 11-21-2007, 04:38 PM   #4
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Re: Clean & Jerk. At least that is what is supposed to be.

Try and catch in the squat a little earlier. My 2 cents
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Old 11-22-2007, 08:09 PM   #5
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Re: Clean & Jerk. At least that is what is supposed to be.

Eddie,

Overall your performance is about a 80%. Your hips are too high and your stance is too wide at setup so you aren't using your leg strength enough during the first pull. You get nice depth but your elbows aren't coming through far enough or fast enough. You seem a little unstable during your front squat portion. Keeping your elbows high and your trunk tight would correct that flaw.

The jerk dip is good but your catch stance is a little off. Your split isn't wide enough. Your front shin should be perpendicular to the floor. Your back foot should be on the toes.

If you correct those flaws you have the strength to clean 100-110kgs easy.
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Old 11-23-2007, 02:19 AM   #6
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Re: Clean & Jerk. At least that is what is supposed to be.

Paul,
Thanks for the help. I knew my catch/split jerk stance was way off. I think I am afraid to get under the weight. I tried 75kg after the set in the video and failed on my third rep because I didn't get under he weight. The heavier the bar gets the more I want to try and press it up.

The hips and the stance I didn't notice. I will work on that for sure.

The instability I think might be helped by filling my lungs with air and holding it throughout the lift. Sometimes I will do it and exhale after the second pull and sometimes I forget to do it altogether.

Thanks for the vote of confidence on the 100kg in my future too.
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Old 11-23-2007, 10:39 AM   #7
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Re: Clean & Jerk. At least that is what is supposed to be.

Shorten up the dip for the jerk. You're on the edge of going too far down. A bigger dip does not translate into a more powerful drive; it usually has the opposite effect AND the odds off shoving the bar forward go way up.

And yes, you aren't getting under the bar deep enough in the split. Your receiving position for both the squat and the jerk is too high for when the weights get bigger. You are racking the clean in a quarter squat and catching the jerk about 4" higher than you are tall. You'll need to practice getting comfortable receiving the bar at a lower point if you want to get the big lifts. For the jerk that's gonna be about an inch less than your height. For a 6' tall guy the receiving position for the jerk should be about 5'11" off the ground. For the squat clean the ideal receiving position is equal in height to the bottom of your front squat.

Lift the light weights like they are heavy and the heavy weights like they are light.
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Old 11-23-2007, 01:05 PM   #8
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Re: Clean & Jerk. At least that is what is supposed to be.

I noticed that you're jumping backward a bit on the cleans.
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Old 11-23-2007, 01:05 PM   #9
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Re: Clean & Jerk. At least that is what is supposed to be.

Lincoln,
Thanks. I knew there were many things that I was doing wrong I just couldn't figure them out. I didn't even consider my catch height for the clean portion in my analysis. Great stuff guys!
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Old 11-23-2007, 01:16 PM   #10
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Re: Clean & Jerk. At least that is what is supposed to be.

Patrick,
I noticed that too. I reviewed the clean article in the July '03 of the CF journal to see if that was an issue. In the journal it says that the landing position "averages about 4 inches behind the jumping position for elite lifters". I know I am a little shy of the elite level at them moment. SO do you think that I am still jumping back too far?
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