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Old 06-18-2005, 11:28 AM   #1
John Daniel
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Why does the KB RKC technique in the clean not emphasize the shrug and require the deep squat to "catch" the weight.

It seems that you would want to use similiar techniques for both?

On the jerk - what are the major differences? It seems that the squat is not as deep.
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Old 06-18-2005, 03:40 PM   #2
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My guess as a non-kettlebeller is that KB's have a puny amount of weight compared to the barbell as they tend to be done for reps. Squat catching with small weights is ok for practicing technique but not really necessary. The technique is similar enough that I can do cleans and snatches with a kb just from barbell and dumbbell training.

I don't really know enough about KB technique to give more than speculation, but if the squat is not as deep then it's probably because again the weight is light.
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Old 06-18-2005, 04:20 PM   #3
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Gee Graham, I don't know. 2x72= 144lbs I've seen that weight jerked 90x straight without being pt down.

I think as far as clean and jerk goes it's that you can swing the KBs between the legs. Most of the sqaut cleaning done hear is not being done with so much more weight then 2x32kg kB.
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Old 06-18-2005, 04:52 PM   #4
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Sorry Bill, don't mean to take anything away from the KB community. I consider anything less than bodyweight to be puny:wink: The squat cleaning here is usually for reps, for 1-3 reps 64kg is a warm up...but 144lbs jerks x90 reps...I think I'd be screwed doing that with my wristwatch!
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Old 06-18-2005, 06:05 PM   #5
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As has been said, the weight is low enough not to require a squat.

Also, the displacement of the weight might make squatting under kind of dicey. It would be hard to 'punch up' into the KB to rack it while simultaneously squatting under it.
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Old 06-18-2005, 07:32 PM   #6
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Hmmm... 2x32kg KB *is* my bodyweight... seems like plenty to me.
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