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Old 04-18-2007, 02:26 PM   #33
Ron Wilhelm
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Re: Power vs. squat clean, here's an except from an old post from Gary Valentine at

Racing to the Bottom by Gary Valentine Try this
While its certainly possible to learn power versions first then squat lifts, Ive had better success teaching squat versions first. Under the eye of a qualified coach each workout, the lifter will be instructed to pull properly, i.e, similarly to the squat versions. There should be no difference in the pull, whether power or squat style. In reality though, many beginners who train on their own resort to a back swing- heavy-single-thing which not only doesn't apply to squat lifts, but probably inhibits learning them when it becomes an ingrained motor pattern (I know this from experience!).
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