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Jason Vinson
07-28-2014, 08:12 PM
I have a hard time fully extending during the second pull because I have racked myself a few to many times and now I think I'm gun shy. I already wear compression shorts and that helps a bit but it's not 100 percent fix. What are some fixes for this?

Blake Barnes
07-29-2014, 02:30 PM
This could be from starting to open up too early. Try to let the bar get a little higher before initiating the extension.

If you want you can embed some videos to check out your clean technique.

Jason Vinson
07-31-2014, 06:22 AM
here is a set of 3 position clean i did this morning. Any recommendations welcomed.

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Blake Barnes
08-03-2014, 01:56 PM
Yea, you're bringing your shoulders back too early. Stay over the bar longer and let the bar get a little higher.

Also, try to get your eyes up when lifting off of the floor. I get the whole "neutral neck" idea but if you pull your chest up more then you can keep your vision focused straight ahead rather than looking at the floor.