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Old 03-01-2009, 10:44 AM   #1
Kevin Cale
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cleaning to behind neck

I've been reading o-lifting articles at the following website:

The article "A new technique:will it be recognised?" mentions a Bulgarian lifter who cleaned to behind his neck and then jerked from this position in his national championships.
Is there any footage of this online?-I checked the obvious.
Would love to see it?
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:42 PM   #2
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Re: cleaning to behind neck

Well, you can generally back squat more weight than you can front squat....

but the extra height to get the bar over your head is generally the reason why this isn't used (plus the fact that the bar may go into your head by accident.......)

It's an interesting exercise for sure though.
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Old 03-02-2009, 09:03 AM   #3
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Re: cleaning to behind neck

If I recall, this was a joke. The photos to my understanding were photoshopped tremendously. Plus, there have never been any mention of someone using this technique before. If it were used then there would be plenty of photos out there right now.
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Old 03-02-2009, 10:51 AM   #4
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Re: cleaning to behind neck

Squat: 315x15 | max pullups: 36 | deadlift: 515| press: 180
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Old 03-02-2009, 01:36 PM   #5
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Re: cleaning to behind neck

This article was an April fools joke from a few years past... please done try this.

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Old 03-02-2009, 05:04 PM   #6
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Re: cleaning to behind neck

cleaning behind the neck sounds like away to get rid of ring around the collar.
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