Originally Posted by Chris H Laing
Would you say that the higher hip position you take in cleans allows you to whip the bar up more? Because that's what I feel right now, and when I do cleans I have about the same position as my deadlift (high hips in both) but was under the impression I was doing it wrong...
Yes. That position allows me to get, IMO, more body over the bar to have more leverage and power to apply to the bar during the second pull - but it builds from the first pull.
I don't think you're doing anything wrong. I wish we had a video or something to look at. If that makes any sense?
All the best,