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Clean With No Contact






AKA Clean with no touch, clean with no brusg
 
The clean with no contact is a tricky clean variation that can help strengthen the turnover and encourage better leg drive in the pull.    
 
 
Execution
 
Simply perform a clean without allowing the bar to touch your body during the extension. Be patient and don’t rush the pull with the arms as will be the natural reaction. Remember that the bar should still remain close to the body.
 
 
Purpose
 
The clean with no contact will force a more aggressive and more vertical extension with the legs, and a more aggressive pull under the bar. It can help improve the lifter’s elevation of the bar with leg drive, and improve the timing of the transition between the second and third pulls.
   
 
Programming
 
The clean with no contact can be programmed as the traditional snatch would be, although it shouldn’t be used as a substitute entirely. It can also be used as a technique primer before clean training sessions, or as a somewhat lighter and less taxing clean variation between heavier training days.
 
 
Variations
 
The most common variation is to also use no hook grip during the lift. This reinforces the need to be aggressive with the grip on the pull under the bar and turnover. Often the snatch with no contact is combined with no jump (keeping the feet planted on the floor). 




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