View Full Version : clean and jerk critique (video)

06-30-2008, 11:20 AM
excuse my terrible editing skills. both lifts are 185 lbs. it's 2 different angles, each of them have a slow motion too. any tips on improving my form are highly appreciated.

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06-30-2008, 11:47 AM
Don't spend so much time sitting at the bottom like that before you start the lift. Drop your hips when you are ready to pull. Also, I think if you started with your hips a bit higher you'd be stronger off the floor.

06-30-2008, 12:57 PM
Whoaaaaaaa! That's what I said when I saw it. :bash: :zipit:

It's difficult to tell from the angle but it looks like you could have your shoulders over the bar more. You don't really seem to be using your hips at all. You don't seem to be shrugging a whole lot and you are bending your elbows far too early. You seem to catch it fairly well and squat deep enough though. Jerk looks pretty good.

I'm not very good at giving advice though, just pay attention to the things these guys do... they're pretty good videos; helped me a lot.



07-01-2008, 03:07 PM
Keep your shoulders over the bar, which should bring the hips up.
Drop the upright row action, and think about shrugging hard.
Your body will need to drop back some as the bar comes up. It's hard to tell from those angles if it's happening.
Jerk looks good, exact the knees should track together. It looked like your back knee was pointed a different direction than the front.
The point of the clean isn't just to rack the bar on the shoulders, it's to explode the bar up and drop under it.