Written by Chad Wesley Smith
The Clean is one of the most effective tools to develop speed & power in any athlete and is critical to success for Weightlifters.
Team Juggernaut Head Weightlifting Coach Max Aita goes step by step through the most important aspects of Clean Technique in our Clean Pillar Series
Improve your clean technique and your communication with your athletes/training partners with these cues from Max Aita.
One of the most challenging aspects of beginning to learn the Clean & Jerk is the ability to hold the bar in a proper front rack. In this tutorial, Dr. Quinn Henoch with some assistance from Juggernaut Weightlifter Kristi Brewer (World and American Masters Record Holder in the Snatch and Clean & Jerk) shows you some simple steps to improve this position.
Standing up big weights in the Clean will require great leg strength and the Front Squat will be the most important tool for that.
Where should you contact the bar in the clean, the hip or the thigh? Max Aita discusses the differences in each and why one may work better for you.
Is the bar crashing down on your shoulders in the clean, making it very hard to stand up and prepare for the jerk? Max Aita has some solutions for you.
Elbows contacting the knees during the catch of a clean can be very dangerous to a lifter, as well as being illegal. Here is how to fix this problem…