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How to power clean

» by January 9th, 2014 at 10:11 am » Comments (25)

The power clean is one of the best movements you can do for power, strength and explosiveness. It’s a bit of a challenge to learn – but it’s no fun if everything comes easy, right? The difference between a power clean and a clean is that in the power clean the bar is caught with […]

The Clean: common problems

» by January 5th, 2008 at 3:39 pm » Comments (10)

At a recent Crossfit London session, we focussed on clean technique. Although we had all done the clean before, we were generally not very experienced in this move and variously exhibited these common problems: Rounding of the lower back Elbows too low ‘Reverse curling’ the bar up rather than shrugging Crossfit encourages full squat cleans, […]

Olympic weightlifting: starting out

» by December 10th, 2007 at 5:57 pm » Comments (13)

Strength exercises to prepare you for olympic weightlifting