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Old 05-24-2009, 12:20 PM   #1
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Default Axle cleans.

Axle cleans. They suck for everyone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xegv4hIsmBg

I'm starting to warm up to the fact that continental cleans may be the way to go as it gets heavier.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU7hNviBijc
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Old 05-24-2009, 02:15 PM   #2
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Old 05-24-2009, 02:24 PM   #3
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I have girly grip strength, and sadly, no belly to rest the continental on. I go for a Sumo Deadlift to Zercher, a couple pops from my hip to get it from the crook of my elbows up the the shoulders. Talk about taking the long way.

But, does look like the continental is the ticket here. The fact that the bar doesn't spin makes squat cleans difficult, and I can't begin to understand how you can keep a grip on an axle that heavy. I mean shit, he double overhanded it in the first video.
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Old 05-24-2009, 09:28 PM   #4
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I have girly grip strength, and sadly, no belly to rest the continental on. I go for a Sumo Deadlift to Zercher, a couple pops from my hip to get it from the crook of my elbows up the the shoulders. Talk about taking the long way.
Have you tried a mixed grip clean? You'll get one half the bar on your shoulder and the other side in your elbow. That might help cut down the amount of negotiation you have to do with the bar.
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DVS, when are one of the videos you link going to be of your infamous self?
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Patrick:

I've tried the mix grip clean - don't have the technique down yet. My best clean is 265, best I've managed mixed grip is 200 or 205. I'll keep workin on it.
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