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Old 06-26-2008, 04:31 AM   #3
Darryl Shaw
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Stefan I'm a beginner myself so I've no idea whether or not this is the correct technique but I've found that I suffer fewer problems with my hands and wrists if I relax my grip and use the same open thumbless grip I use with pull-ups.
What I mean by that is I just let my fingers act as a kind of hook with my thumb resting along the top of the handle during the swing/clean with inertia keeping the 'bell in place without me having to actually grip it and as it rotates into the racked position I recieve it with an open hand with the 'bell resting in the V formed between my thumb and palm. The only time I actually grip the bell with my thumb around the handle is if I don't quite position it right as I change hands and need to make a small adjustment.

Last edited by Darryl Shaw : 06-26-2008 at 04:39 AM. Reason: typo
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