Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Now, one thing that's immediately striking is that my bar path and positions are solid up to 108, but with 113 and 115, I kick the bar out and hop forward to save the lift. This has been a common theme on the heavier weights. I used to do it on everything over 100, then straightened things out up to 105, and now can pretty much handle weights up to 110 without the "hop". To fix it, I need to be more patient, let the bar come into me more, and then KEEP it close, without letting it kick out at all. A straighter, cleaner pull leads to a MUCH easier clean recovery, since you are more balanced and don't need to compensate for a skewed center of gravity. An easier clean recovery leads to more pop on the jerk, which leads to fewer misses.
So, it looks like now I need to simply get a lot stronger, and 120 will fall, too :)
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Congrats on the new Clean PRs. The 115 looked better than the 113, it just looked like it drove into the bottom a little more.
If you haven't tried Muscle Cleans from the Knees, they will make you pull hard at the top in a straight line. They've been helpful for me in increasing my top end, which I've needed since switching to Power Cleans after tearing my knee.
Keep it up!
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