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Old 01-21-2014, 12:38 PM   #1
Kristian Skarsfeldt
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My squat clean = riding down the power clean

Hi all,

My name is Kristian and I have weak legs!

65 tall, 205lbs bw and having some problems with my squat cleans (and weak legs in general)

BS: 270
FS: 255
DL: 405
OHS 205
PC: 230
SC: 205

Im having some issues with my squat cleans, once the bar gets loaded with +75% I start to catch it in quarter squat and ride it down. Does the board have any useful cues or drills that I can implement in my programming?
It seems like I have a mental block

Thanks all.

K
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Old 01-21-2014, 12:45 PM   #2
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Re: My squat clean = riding down the power clean

Tall cleans (WFS) help you get more comfortable pulling all the way under the bar. So will a bigger front squat, which will lessen your worries about getting pinned under a heavy clean.
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Old 01-21-2014, 12:51 PM   #3
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Re: My squat clean = riding down the power clean

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Tall cleans (WFS) help you get more comfortable pulling all the way under the bar. So will a bigger front squat, which will lessen your worries about getting pinned under a heavy clean.
Thanks Eric. I will look at the tall cleans.

Working on a bigger FS
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Re: My squat clean = riding down the power clean

I am wondering if you are getting pulled forward in your first or second pull. Either by starting with hips too high or shooting *** up off thr ground.
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I am wondering if you are getting pulled forward in your first or second pull. Either by starting with hips too high or shooting *** up off thr ground.
good question. Not sure.. I should probably get some footage done.
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You're in LA. Go swing by Bob Takano's in Pasadena.
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