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Old 06-24-2011, 12:00 PM   #1
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Clean(s) question

I was just trying to poll you all and see how you all do it.
My question is, when you have a workout the Rx any sort of cleans, do you always bring the bar down to the ground each time? Or do you bring it off of ground once and keep it in a hang position? I have been watching a lot of different WOD videos, and when the workout rx a clean (not even spec. hang clean) I have been seeing mixed ways of doing it. Obviously if you were to touch the ground each rep, which I have been doing, it is more challenging that doing your clean from a hang. This question is broad in the sense that I do not just mean a straight power clean, but also clean and jerk etc.

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Old 06-24-2011, 12:11 PM   #2
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Re: Clean(s) question

If it doesn't specify "hang" then it starts on the ground.
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Old 06-24-2011, 12:20 PM   #3
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Re: Clean(s) question

Which is exactly as I took, but just wanted to make sure. Thanks!
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Old 06-25-2011, 06:44 AM   #4
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Re: Clean(s) question

Also, if you are going for a 1 rep max, whether it is during a workout or at a competition, a clean from the floor allows you to get more weight (and is a requirement at competitions).
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Old 06-25-2011, 07:03 AM   #5
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Re: Clean(s) question

Clean is from the ground.
Hang clean is hanging.
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Old 06-25-2011, 07:58 AM   #6
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Re: Clean(s) question

Clean= Start from ground each rep, full squat
Power Clean= Start from ground each rep, power (1/4-1/2) squat
Hang Clean= Start from hang position each rep, full squat
Hang Power Clean= Start from hang position each rep, power squat
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Old 06-25-2011, 03:13 PM   #7
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Re: Clean(s) question

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Clean= Start from ground each rep, full squat
Power Clean= Start from ground each rep, power (1/4-1/2) squat
Hang Clean= Start from hang position each rep, full squat
Hang Power Clean= Start from hang position each rep, power squat
Actually, a competition-legal clean need not include a full squat. Crossfit usually requires one, but the USAW doesn't care.

A power clean requires that the lifter *not* break parallel.

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Old 06-25-2011, 08:18 PM   #8
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Re: Clean(s) question

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Actually, a competition-legal clean need not include a full squat. Crossfit usually requires one, but the USAW doesn't care.

A power clean requires that the lifter *not* break parallel.

Katherine
Of course, as you can lift a lot more weight utilizing the full squat than you can with the power squat, so in competition, all the competitors would do that. But this explanation was to simplify things as you see them in Crossfit WODs.
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Old 06-26-2011, 01:22 PM   #9
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Re: Clean(s) question

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Of course, as you can lift a lot more weight utilizing the full squat than you can with the power squat, so in competition, all the competitors would do that. But this explanation was to simplify things as you see them in Crossfit WODs.
Untrue there are a lot of people on the boards from prior football backgrounds or a similar sport whose power clean outweighs their full clean.
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Old 06-26-2011, 01:25 PM   #10
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Untrue there are a lot of people on the boards from prior football backgrounds or a similar sport whose power clean outweighs their full clean.
I've been SOLELY Oly lifting for 10 months, and I can still power clean more than I can full clean. Sigh. I think every time my front squat goes up, my power clean does too, haha.
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