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    squat and power clean technique

    After squats I only feel sore on the inner part of my thigh rigth above my knee. What am I doing wrong?

    Also I'm only a freshman on the football team so I'm just now learning to power clean. But when I try to do heavier weights I get it all the way up to when you need to flip up your wrists and have to drop it. My coach says I'm trying to force it and I need to land underneath it but I'm somewhat confused at the moment. Also, when you kind of jump in the power clean my feet split gets a little but too wide right now. How can I fix the split?

    Thanks for any help.

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    For squats...if you haven't watched Sensei's Squat RX vid's...then I recommend doing so...you might be able to see if your doing something wrong from watching those.

    http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...light=squat+RX

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    My guess is that you are using your arms too much. When you are pulling with your arms it is a lot harder to turn them over and get your elbows through since they are working still. I'd suggest working on jumping and shrugging and just letting your arms hang loose followed by snapping them through after the explosion.

    As far as splitting your feet wide, it means you are trying to get under it, which is good. But you need to get under it by splitting a little and squatting as opposed to just splitting wide.

    For both of these issues, I'd recommend practicing with an empty bar a lot and just try to drive the point home for yourself.

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