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Old 07-02-2010, 03:12 AM   #1
Simon Jacobsson
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Default Cleans, to jump or to control the force..

I'm having a bit of dilemma. In the book Greg talks about controling the force on the balls of the feet at the final extension in the clean/snatch.

But I'm not sure, when you're doing maximal efforts, are you still not jumping all you can instead of controling the force on the balls of your feet?
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Old 07-02-2010, 04:51 AM   #2
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You drive your legs into the ground as hard as possible, your hips/top of thighs brush the bar in the snatch/clean, this transfers the leg strength into the bar for upward force and helps accelerate you underneath the bar.

Jumping is a cue to make people try to do it right since there are some mechanical similarities between the 2nd pull/explosion phase as a jump. It is not the action performed.
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Alright thanks for the answer.
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