Home   |   Contact   |   Help

Get Our Newsletter
Sign up for our free newsletter to get training tips and stay up to date on Catalyst Athletics, and get a FREE issue of the Performance Menu journal.

Go Back   Catalyst Athletics Forums > Training > Olympic Weightlifting

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-19-2010, 08:38 PM   #1
Kevin Shaughnessy
Senior Member
 
Kevin Shaughnessy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 944
Default Power Clean form check

http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=5LfM...eature=channel

How does it look? This was the last set today and easily the worst. The second rep racked way too low. Any ideas why?

You can skip ahead to 40 seconds when I actually start the lift.

Thanks.
Kevin Shaughnessy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2010, 08:28 AM   #2
Frank Needham
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 543
Default

Others here will most definitely have more intelligent observations than I. First off though, congrats on getting a decent cam angle so the bar path can be studied. Second, when trying to follow the bar path, one can see that the bar is quite a ways out from your body on the way up. This really pulls you forward and destroys your ability to pull effectively and finish the movement. Try to imagine "touching your shirt" with the bar on the way up, this concept will go a long way to helping you become more efficient. Do you have Rippetoe's SS? His breakdown of the PC is the best.
__________________
"Lack of sleep makes cowards of us all."
Frank Needham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2010, 07:10 PM   #3
Will Peterson
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 33
Default

Your problems seem to be in the second pull. You get it up just fine, but you don't allow your second pull to develop before you explode up with the third pull. Part of it looks to be an issue of thought where you are not thinking of the lift as a whole. Focus on bringing the bar up a bit higher, keeping the arms strait, and getting all of the acceleration from the legs. Once you get the bar mid thigh, pull with your arms as you jump -- basically pull yourself under the bar. The key is speed; speed is power and faster is faster -- just don't pull too early with your arms.
Will Peterson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2010, 08:40 PM   #4
Andrew Wilson
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Posts: 1,140
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevin Shaughnessy View Post
http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=5LfM...eature=channel

How does it look? This was the last set today and easily the worst. The second rep racked way too low. Any ideas why?

You can skip ahead to 40 seconds when I actually start the lift.

Thanks.
The first thing to do is DRIVE that bar through the ground till the bar gets to mid thigh (knees are straighting till bar arrives) (this is the 1st pull). Looks like you're mainly driving with your quadriceps then going into a bad arm pull.
You could also probably sit back another 2-3inches at the start
Then when the bar gets mid thigh as your back is extending/pulling up, and you're just about to hit the power position, which for you in this video looks like at the 0:45 mark (except in the video you cut the 1st pull short & start it at knee level, ideally it should be pocket level), at that point drive the living fuch into the ground with your full foot(not toes)+ hamstring+back extension and this will immediately pop the bar up & you'll jump flat footed. like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6apHaPJEWxk wfs

the big misconception in learning power clean is lifting the bar or triple extending, you're really not, just finding the best way to put the bar into the power position and poping the fuch out of it when it gets there.
Andrew Wilson is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:08 AM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.6.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Subscribe to our Newsletter


Receive emails with training tips, news updates, events info, sale notifications and more.
ASK GREG

Submit your question to be answered by Greg Everett in the Performance Menu or on the website

Submit Your Question
WEIGHTLIFTING TEAM

Catalyst Athletics is a USA Weightlifting team of competitive Olympic-style weightlifters with multiple national team medals.

Read More
Olympic Weightlifting Book
Catalyst Athletics
Contact Us
About
Help
Newsletter
Products & Services
Gym
Store
Seminars
Weightlifting Team
Performance Menu
Magazine Home
Subscriber Login
Issues
Articles
Workouts
About the Program
Workout Archives
Exercise Demos
Text Only
Instructional Content
Exercise Demos
Video Gallery
Free Articles
Free Recipes
Resources
Recommended Books & DVDs
Olympic Weightlifting Guide
Discussion Forum
Weight Conversion Calculator