Today is probably a bad day to ask since it's Thanksgiving and all but
Hi, I've been trying to learn how to perform cleans by reading Greg Everett's Olympic Weightlifting book and I need someone to check my form. I haven't bought weightlifting shoes yet.
I've seen some lifters clean (on youtube) without their heels leaving the ground during the extension, so I tried imitating that but all I could manage was 175lbs. Are those guys consciously trying to keep their feet on the ground or is that something that just happens naturally when you go heavy?
Also, for the squat, is there any benefit in not taking advantage of the bounce at the bottom? I know I can go heavier and do more reps if I take advantage of the bounce stretch reflex to get out of the hole, but am I gaining anything by pausing at the bottom?
squat video first rep with bounce second rep without bounce-