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Old 01-14-2004, 05:19 AM   #1
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Can someone please describe the Squat Clean exercise that is in today's (1/14/04) WOD?

Thanks in advance

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Old 01-14-2004, 06:49 AM   #2
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Read comments. there is a good discussion already about it. Heres a link mentioned there:

http://www.lightning-fast.com/Lightning/LFDrillSamples.nsf/0/94299001d08b3059852 56beb006905f4?

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Old 01-14-2004, 07:12 AM   #3
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Here's another one with a bunch of movements:

http://www.exrx.net/Lists/PowerExercises.html

Just click on Clean.
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Old 01-14-2004, 08:39 AM   #4
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Great link Mr Cooper. I'm weak on Power-lifting, and can't really afford/find a coach right now. So those pages are going to be VERY helpful! Thank you.
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Old 01-14-2004, 10:08 AM   #5
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The difference between a squat clean and a power clean is the height at which the bar is racked. If the bar is caught high enough so that the thighs are above parallel, it's a power clean. If the bar is racked with the thighs below parallel, it's a squat clean.

That is all.

If you can do a squat clean, you can do a power clean. But there are many many folks who can do a power clean who can't do a squat clean.
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Old 01-14-2004, 11:42 AM   #6
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Lincoln,

By "where racked" and "thighs above parallel" do you mean that your thighs are above being parallel to the floor when you catch the bar?

When I watch the video for Power Clean from this site:
http://www.athletics.ucr.edu/strengt...rcisemenu.html (click on Power Clean mpg)

I see she does not catch in a deep squat position at all.

Great pointer to site, Barry.
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Old 01-14-2004, 12:46 PM   #7
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Correct.

In the example in the site that Barry pointed to, technically she power'd the clean and then rode it down to a deep front squat position.

If you want to see some true squat cleans, check out this site:
Joe Prusacki's Weightlifting Movies
Check out Ronnie Weller cleaning 250 kilos.

The late J.V. Askem had a great description of what he called the "minimum critical pulling height". This is the height where theoretically, if you are quick enough, you can still get under the bar. For a top level lifter with excellent technique, flexibility and speed, this MCPH is about equal to the belly button when standing. That's for a squat clean. For a power clean, the pull may go as high as the sternum or higher.
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