Chuck doing cleans

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  1. dfoster

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    Check out Chuck's pre fight workout doing cleans and hi pulls with 225.

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  2. omgitsrick

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    Saw it, he's explosive, his body looks so awkward though.
     
  3. Chaseg1520

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    His cleans/pulls look pretty solid.
     
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    Good combo drills in the beginning. He had good form there as well.:icon_conf Good shit Chuck!
     
  5. la vengeance

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    Man, that's some good power, but he looks so stiff and awkward with his cleans.
     
  6. JPC

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    You people know abosolute shit about clean form. He is pulling with his arms. That coach is not qualified to teach cleans if he lets that shit go.
     
  7. la vengeance

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    Just noticed, that is NOT 225lbs. Those are Ivanko plates. He's doing about 133 pounds or so.
     
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    I was about to say... I think my cleans suck raw shit straight from a treatment plant, but I feel pretty damn good about them after watching chuck...

    And doesn't the trainer say cleans "Isolate the back and biceps." What the fuck?
     
  9. CosmicOsmo

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    Yeah, those are some ugly cleans. He racks the bar on his wrists, never gets full extension, and pulls with his arms. Still, about as good as I've seen from any non-olympic lifter at my gym. If I had a nickel for every time I saw someone doing cleans properly, I'd be in debt.
     
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    I have to agree with JPC here. Hes used almost no hip extension and just a little leg drive. Seemed like half power clean, up right row.
     
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    They look like the Ivanko 10kg and 15kg training plates, so it's 154.
     
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    Form was really bad and the load itself was pretty light considering his body weight.
     
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    He is going to get some elbow pain racking his cleans like that.
     
  14. I too would like to step up to hate on this video.

    In the first pad session, his hands are way low. I don't think anyone was surprised from the last Rampage fight, but you'd think he'd learn from prior mistakes and his trainers would stop letting things like this slide.

    I feel Chuck is surrounded by a lot of people who are afraid to criticize him because he was on top for so long. Every top tier athlete can run into this and it's a shame.

    The weight was 150~. No way in hell that was 225. The form was what I'd expect from high school football players. Pulling with the arms in the cleans with no FS racking, no explosion, and a round back on the way down in the HPs. That strength coach is not doing his job letting that form slide, much less showing people a video of it.

    The neck harness super-setting wasn't the worst idea in the world, but I'd like to make everyone notice that the last set wasn't a neck-targeting lift. It was an incline crunch. His neck wasn't even moving.

    The knees looked good. He is very strong in the clinch and I've enjoyed a lot of the tutorials floating around the internet by Chuck in the clinch. 30 seconds of knees and clinch wrestling is not impressive for a top-level athlete though. I can do that.

    Isolating the back and biceps, my ass.

    In the end, Chuck is one of those guys who is a great example of someone who has succeeded IN SPITE of his training, rather than because of it.
     
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    im adding my stamp of disapproval, but at this point its unnecessary.
     
  16. Chaseg1520

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    I did notice that also about him not keeping his hands up... his punching drills were plain sloppy.
     
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    Well i noticed his jab was horribly sloppy.
    I dont think its a good idea to extende your arm with your elbow out like that because the jab wont slice through the opponents guard.
    but what do i know, chuck is the former champ.

    I generally think cleans should be taught by trainers who actually have athletes that compete in clean.

    Otherwise i think its better to split the clean into several excercises. I think cleans are nearly useless if not done correctly.
     
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    anyone else find his last 30 seconds of pad kneeing to be humorous? I don't know why, but I laughed.
     
  19. BlastBeats

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    This video was filmed a while ago before his latest shelacking by Rampage (it was posted on sherdog prob a year or so ago). I do agree though that somethings up cause he really doesn't have very tight form and a lucrative champ like him could have hired the best trainers in the world to train with.
     
  20. cmburns

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    Okay, if I was a UFC fighter I would pay the money to get good coaching from a high level olympic coach. There is no excuse for that form!
     

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