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Dracoy
03-28-2009, 08:51 PM
Been watching a lot of power clean tutorials lately and mine looks nothing like a proper power clean. I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. Can you guys help and lend me some advice?

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youngguns
03-28-2009, 09:29 PM
well, for starters, you're using your arms too much, think of your arms as ropes, and you want to whip the weight up. you want to shrug at the top, and get good hip extension. try to imitate what he does:
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Fuzzy
03-29-2009, 03:28 AM
Funnily enough, the problem is the way you are gripping the bar. Hook grip, so you can place the bar lower in your hands and rack it more comfortably on the finger tips. The movemnt looks awkward because you have the bar in the palms. try doing front squats with the elbows higher and the bar resting on the fingertips.

Otherwise, your overall extension looks decent.

tomv
03-29-2009, 03:53 AM
Exactly why I asked for your help fuzz, I couldn't really work out too much what was up with it. Extension looked good to me too. Sweet as.

Dracoy
03-29-2009, 08:22 AM
I am using the hook grip :p. Where do you guys hold the bar and do you let it just land on your shoulder?

jed
03-29-2009, 09:20 PM
i also think the lift and form looks fine, and the only thing i could find was your hand placement like they said. i place mine 1 inch outside where the knurling starts. which leaves my hands to land just outside my delts.

s0500947
04-19-2009, 09:08 AM
It looks like you could get your body under the weight a little bit more, instead of using your arms to bring the weight up.

Also,is it just me, or is the angle on this is weird, it looks like you're using one side a lot more (even though you're not)