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Clean pulls harder than power cleans?

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by Brampton_Boy, May 27, 2008.

  1. Brampton_Boy Douchey Mc Douche

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    I don't know if it's something wrong with my form, or through some odd twist, clean pulls are indeed harder than power cleans, but there is a pretty significant disparity between the two (for me).

    I can comfortably do 225x3 for power cleans, but struggle to get 205 to nipple height on the pull.

    Does anyone else experience this?
     
  2. ratman201 S&P's resident Chef

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    How far do you drop into your catch? It's very likely clean pulls are harder becauce you are pulling higher.
     
  3. takeahnase watching the swarm

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    You're probably shrugging less explosively with the pulls and "pulling" more.
     
  4. Brampton_Boy Douchey Mc Douche

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    For power cleans, I try to drop as little as possible. I may have to take a video for a form check.
     
  5. JPC Purple Belt

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    Nipple height is too high for a clean pull. Sternum height is all you need. Also are you doing the clean pulls from the floor or the hang? The hang makes it harder.
     
  6. sombo05 Orange Belt

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    Post vids if you've got 'em. Otherwise I'll leave you with this.

    In my experience, Clean Pulls are generally done with 100-130% of your Clean and Jerk max. Your best Powerclean is around 90% of your C&J (on average for most people). I'll let you do the math...

    Also, rarely, if at all, do your elbows bend on a Clean Pull. It's a pop with the hips and big shrug but no bend in the elbows. Bar usually ends up around navel/waist heighth.
     
  7. I'm guessing that your form is changing since you know you aren't going to rack the weight.

    In my experience, Clean Pulls are used for two things - training with a weight you are having trouble racking, or avoiding teaching the PC/C and J form.

    Check the form for Clean Pulls, I don't think the height of the pull is nearly as important as where the drive for the pull actually comes from.

    BTW - I do this with PCs vs. Cleans. When the weight gets up beyond a certain point, I can't make my body dip below the bar and end up doing a PC - whether I like it or not.
     
  8. Mark Limbaga Amateur Fighter

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    YOu're supposed to pull up to the solar plexus with high pulls
     

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