I'm trying to teach myself to power clean and it would be great if anyone could give me some pointers. In this video it seems that Im not getting a tight enough arch in my back and Im rolling onto my heels after the catch - but as I dont have a coach or anyone who does olympic lifts in my gym, Im not sure what exactly Im doing wrong or need to work on. There must be lots of obvious flaws to someone who understands the lift. Any advice?
Last edited by garjagan; 03-19-2008 at 02:09 PM.
I am by no means an expert on power cleans but at first glance you are cutting your second pull short. Keep shrugging your shoulders up to your ears to get full extension.
I could be wrong, but it kind of looks like you're slightly jerking the bar off the floor. Just make sure you don't bend your elbows until after you jump.
Cheers for the input.
Sort of looks like you are using your arms to pull at the top a bit. And personally, with that low of a weight, I would lose the belt too. Let your core get the work it needs at a tolerable wieght.
"Fine, if I'm not allowed to light it on fire, can my imaginary friend?"
And I only had the belt on to see if I could keep my back tighter with it, as I have a tendancy to round off at the bottom. I need to work on flexibility. It's the same with squats, I just seem to round off slightly when I hit depth.