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Old 04-10-2007, 03:49 PM   #1
Dan Laflamme
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sorry for the newbie question, just wonder if someone could give me a little more elaboration on the difference between the clean and the power clean. is it just a faster motion? ive studied the videos and haven't picked up much, thank.
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Old 04-10-2007, 04:02 PM   #2
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When you see "clean" posted in the WOD, it's a full squat clean. That's the CF default clean. In a "squat clean", the weight is taken off the floor and caught in the squat. In a "power clean" you take the weight off the floor and catch it with slight to moderate knee bend. In a "hang" variant of either, the starting position is bar held in a standing position, dip slightly, PULL, and catch in either squat or dip.

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Old 04-10-2007, 04:04 PM   #3
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a power clean is caught in an parallel or less squat.

a full "clean" is caught in a full ROM, ATG (a## to the grass) squat
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Old 04-10-2007, 04:10 PM   #4
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ok thanks for the clarification i'm gonna get to work on the WOD now
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:36 AM   #5
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We have two contradicting statements there...
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Old 04-11-2007, 10:44 AM   #6
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where is the contradiction?
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Old 04-11-2007, 11:10 AM   #7
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Is there a point, beyond learning to catch the bar low, to squat cleaning a weight you can power clean? In my experience I found myself getting less extension by aiming to catch weights that were easily power cleanable in a squat.
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Old 04-11-2007, 11:42 AM   #8
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You can ultimately clean more if you can squat clean. Your pull/extension/velocity should be the same whether your power cleaning or squat cleaning the same weight.
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Old 04-11-2007, 12:20 PM   #9
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a clean is a missed power clean!!! pull is the same, tech is the same, receiving position is different.
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Old 04-11-2007, 03:31 PM   #10
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Veronica, I found my pull/extension/velocity to be lower when squat cleaning then when cleaning with the same weight. As I increase weight I am able to get the full pull/extension/velocity in the squat clean but not if I stay with a lighter weight. Now what I am asking is either stupidly obvious or beyond me. How do I pull say 135lbs just as hard as when I power clean it and catch it in a squat? The bar is going to be higher than my squating depth.
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