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Old 10-22-2010, 01:55 PM   #21
Eugene Goldashkin
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Re: About front squats, and power clean rack position

even though i am flexible enough to keep full grip even while front squating i did have some issue with the troat thing but i noticed that as my muscles on my shoulders got larger this was not an issue anymore. i front squat with full grip because i feel more secure, but i would not suggest this if you cant keep your elbows up.
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Old 10-22-2010, 03:56 PM   #22
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Re: About front squats, and power clean rack position

Originally Posted by Guy Erez View Post
Thanks a lot to all of you guys, on my next routine I'm gonna work on it again, till I get it right.

Btw, when lifting my chest and all, I still feel the bar laying on the shoulders alone, I don't feel the bar touching my chest at all, is that a problem?
I think you got it right. Check out this instuctional vid from Catalyst Athletics.

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Old 10-23-2010, 11:03 AM   #23
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Re: About front squats, and power clean rack position

Yah I did quite the same, and it seems to put some pressure on their necks as well.
I guess my flexibility would improve gradually making it feel better.

Thanks a lot, I really appreciate everyone's help.
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Old 10-23-2010, 03:40 PM   #24
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Re: About front squats, and power clean rack position

Originally Posted by Brent Sallee

Resetting your grip is often difficult and troublesome. If you catch the lift too low, it's not in a great position to bounce it back up and reset your grip. If you do try to bounce it, you'll often rack it higher, resulting in a no-lift. I'm not the most flexible person, but I maintain full grip throughout the clean and jerk with high elbows as well.
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How so? is this one of the disqualifying criteria set forth by the IWF?
IWF Rule 2.2.2 states:

After the Clean and before the Jerk, the lifter may adjust the position of the barbell. This must not lead to confusion.

It does not mean the granting of an additional jerk attempt
but allowing the lifter to:
a) withdraw the thumbs or “unhook” if this method is used,
b) lower the barbell in order to let it rest on the shoulders if the barbell is placed too high and impedes the breathing or causes pain,
c) change the width of the grip.
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