View Full Version : Do clean-type exercises hurt the knees?

04-22-2006, 03:20 PM

I was taking a look at how some of the Olympic Style Weightlifts are performed, and I'm interested in learning how to do some of them.

But, after running a search using keywords clean knee and getting no results, I'd like to ask:

Do olympic-style clean exercises hurt the knees?

04-22-2006, 09:51 PM
I do power clean and i dont have any problems. It shouldnt do anything worse to your knees than squat or deadlift would. I recommend you do learn clean because it really is a fun lift to do once you learn it and probably my fav besides bench.

04-23-2006, 12:26 AM
with proper form, there is no lift that is bad for your knees.

04-23-2006, 10:17 AM
Are you referring to the bounce at the bottom of an olympic clean? Yeah, I would say that sucks for the knees. I don't know any lifters that actually incorporate the full squat in their lifts though. I can't even do it.