Originally Posted by Greg Everett
The bar needs to contact the upper thigh in the clean - but I will disagree with Keith - it shouldn't bang in a manner that would send it flying away from you. That would require both the bar being allowed to get away from your body first, and the hips coming too far through it.
Greg, just so you know where I'm coming from, this is what I'm being taught now by a guy who's been training under the influence of the Eastern European lifters, Alex Lee. It's taken me a little while to change my manner of thinking about this, and I'll admit I'm not sure it's better than just getting a brush.