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Old 05-31-2013, 07:56 AM   #5
Vythand Alagappan
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Awesome, I'm glad the wider stance helped! And yes, I probably should have mentioned that the arms will also go out wider with a wider stance. Wider grip helped me out a lot too. When I was starting I would clean with my hands right where the knurling starts towards the center of the bar, but now my grip is only 1-2 inches away from the ring marks. Bottom line, basically just experiment with things until you find what feels best for you. Obviously stick to good mechanics (i.e. keeping the bar close, etc.) but do what feels most natural because I've found that that generally has been the most efficient (allowing me to lift the most weight and keeping me injury free) as well.

I don't know if you've experimented with this at all in the past, but you can try turning your feet out more to see if that helps too, for people with longer legs that seems to create more clearance around the knees on the first pull.
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