Power Clean Technique
1 Pausing Power Clean - Video
1 Power Clean
On the pausing power clean, we have three distinct pauses. Hold in each for a solid two seconds before continuing.
Pause #1 - Knee Level
Pause #2 - Mid-Thigh (jumping position)
Pause #3 - Quarter Squat (receiving position)
At knee-level, we are looking for vertical shin bones. With the pause, we can check in here to ensure. By moving into a vertical shin position, we'll find our shoulders over the bar, and our hamstrings engaged. This maximizes our power and a crucial position to hit on the movement. On the second pause at mid-thigh, we are looking to be squeezing the lats down. Close the armpits. By firing the lats, we'll keep the bar tight to the body. Also in this position, push your knuckles to the floor. Here is where it's common to see a slight arm bend. Go the otherway, and push our knuckles down to maintain position. In the quarter squat receiving position, here's our catch. Weight back towards the feels, rigid midline, and elbows high so that the bar is on the shoulders, not the wrists.
Percentages are intended to be light. All techique today.
Set #1 - 50% of 1RM Power Clean
Set #2 - 55% of 1RM Power Clean
Set #3 - 60% of 1RM Power Clean
Sets #4+5 - 65% of 1RM Power Clean
Sets #6+7 - 70% of 1RM Power Clean
Rest as needed between sets, aiming to keep it to 90s or less.
5 Power Cleans (155/105)
7 Bar-Facing Burpees