CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Exercises
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Exercises Movements, technique & proper execution

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-29-2004, 03:16 PM   #1
Brian McCarrie
Member Brian McCarrie is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Colorado Springs  Colorado
Posts: 115
Today was the first time I've ever done the hang power cleans. What muscle groups do they hit? I'm guessing quads, shoulders and traps. Is that right? Thanks.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2004, 03:39 PM   #2
Brian Hand
Departed Brian Hand is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 1970
 
Posts: 633
Brian, more than being aimed at developing individual muscles, the quick lifts develop explosive and coordinated strength in a pull from the floor. But the muscles that probably work hardest in HPC are traps and spinal erectors.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2004, 03:51 PM   #3
Brian McCarrie
Member Brian McCarrie is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Colorado Springs  Colorado
Posts: 115
Thanks for the info. I wasn't real sure if I was doing them properly and I thought one way to find out would be to see where I'm sore tomorrow. If I'm sore in the right spots then my form is at least close. Thanks again.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2004, 08:13 PM   #4
Mike Sasin
Departed Mike Sasin is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 1970
 
Posts: 27
I've heard the power clean described as hitting everything except you pecs. That's probably true.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2004, 06:25 AM   #5
Keith Wittenstein
Affiliate Keith Wittenstein is offline
 
Keith Wittenstein's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: New York  New York
Posts: 945
I actually work my pecs a little when I am in the rack/receiving position by lifting my elbows up and in: it hits my anterior delts and pecs. But ultimately the clean develops your explosive power and coordination. The explosion results from extension through the ankles, knees and hips and elevation of the shoulders. Many muscles firing at once.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2004, 08:06 AM   #6
Brian McCarrie
Member Brian McCarrie is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Colorado Springs  Colorado
Posts: 115
Ok, one more question. During the initial explosive movement do you stay flat footed or is it ok to get a little extra push by going up on your toes? In the slide show it appears that you should stay flat footed.

Thanks again you guys. This is great.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2004, 09:12 AM   #7
Tanner Kolb
Member Tanner Kolb is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Petoskey  MI
Posts: 265
the initial drive is actually off of your heels, then you go to your toes into triple extension.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2004, 10:34 AM   #8
Lincoln Brigham
Member Lincoln Brigham is offline
 
Lincoln Brigham's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Kirkland  WA
Posts: 3,987
Most coaches teach lifters to "Stay flat-footed as long as possible".
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2004, 01:38 PM   #9
Theron Mathis
Member Theron Mathis is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Louisville  KY
Posts: 88
I noticed that the hang cleans hurt my left shoulder a bit. In fact the last couple times of doing cleans, my shoulder hurt a little for a couple days. It only seems to happen once I go over 135. Techinque problems or injury?
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2004, 01:54 PM   #10
Brian McCarrie
Member Brian McCarrie is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Colorado Springs  Colorado
Posts: 115
Hey, If I video myself doing some of these O lifts would you all be willing to critique my form?
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Training DB swings, hang and power cleans/snatches above parallel vs ground Blair Robert Lowe Exercises 0 04-18-2007 03:59 AM
Straps and hang cleans John Harshman Exercises 21 03-07-2007 05:11 AM
Hang Cleans vs. Squat Cleans? Bryan Edge Exercises 1 01-12-2006 08:31 PM
Why dumbbell hang power cleans? Kris Crowley Exercises 14 07-27-2005 09:19 AM
What's the difference between cleans and power cleans? F Exercises 12 09-18-2003 02:17 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.