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Jay Cohen 12-03-2007 06:23 AM

Clean Deadlift-little help here-Thanks
Today's WOD calls for a clean deadlift at 110%

Can someone explain diff between reg DL and Clean DL?


Garrett Smith 12-03-2007 08:10 AM

Clean grip, I know that much.

I'm also assuming the clean DL is performed like a clean would be (lower starting position) as opposed to a normal DL (higher hips to start). If others wish to clarify, feel free!

Dave Wilson 12-03-2007 08:16 AM

I believe Garrett has it right, I also accentuate the transition or scoop section as if I were doing a Clean pull, just no shrug

Eva Claire Synkowski 12-03-2007 09:22 AM

its just a dl. its specified as such because snatch dl's are also called in the wods.

there was a discussion of this back in october. check out the comments for:


Tim -

Clean deadlift is what most would simply call a deadlift, which uses a clean-ish grip normally. It's specified here because we're also doing snatch DLs.

The key point to keep in mind though is that we're trying to strengthen in the correct positions and movements - so if when you deadlift normally you, for example, shoot your hips up immediately and back lift, you need to break this habit and pull the DL exactly as you would a clean or snatch off the floor. That is, set the starting position correctly and bring the hips and shoulders up at the same rate. Any strength work we do is always ALSO positioning/technique work.

If your clean is considerably lower than your DL like that, take the DL up to what feels to you like a heavy triple--you'll just need to make adjustments like this until your Oly technique catches up a bit more to your strength.

Greg Everett | 2007-10-08

Greg Everett 12-03-2007 09:48 AM

What EC said.

You want to pull in the same position you would a clean--but there should not be a scoop, and the speed should be similar to a regular deadlift. The speed, scoop and shrug come in with clean/snatch pulls.

Jay Cohen 12-03-2007 10:46 AM

Thanks everyone, appreciate the feedback.
EC, nice meeting you in Pittsburgh.
Greg, excellent performance at the competition.

Garrett Smith 12-03-2007 11:00 AM

I got a little crazy after my clean DL today and threw in a (separate) clean shrug before lowering the bar. Man, those feel good.

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