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Old 03-26-2004, 06:58 PM   #1
Parth Shah
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How do u do powercleans? Are they the same as regular cleans? I've gotten to understand most of the exercises through the descriptions on, but I don't see powercleans anywhere.
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Old 03-26-2004, 07:26 PM   #2
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Powercleans: Clean from the floor, extend legs fully, dip a little bit under the bar to catch it. Like a regular clean without the squat.
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Old 03-27-2004, 08:51 AM   #3
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I think the line between clean and powerclean is parrallel thighs when going under the bar. If you go parrallel or break it it is a squat clean, if you don't it is a powerclean. I've also read that some peoples views of powercleans is very little bend in the knees. I'm sure it is somewhat disputed. I'd follow Kevin's description.
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Old 03-27-2004, 04:10 PM   #4
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Personally I prefer to do power cleans with a shallow dip to catch. If I have to catch lower than about the bottom position of a jerk, I ride it down to full depth for safety. Catching in the half squat position is awkward and bothers my knees.
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Old 03-29-2004, 12:18 PM   #5
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Here are some links to video clips which have OLY lifts, hopes this helps: 0Menu.htm

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