Thursday, August 22
Here's another great post from Squat University on maintaining tension off the floor in the clean.
You can read his full commentary or listen to the post below, but he points out that many people will see this lift and only think about the miss in the rack position. And while it's true that he doesn't have enough stability in the receiving position, we need to think about why.
The lift starts and he loses tension right off the ground - you can see his back move. That causes everything to be off and and out in front of him. Then he has to jump forward and reach for the bar, which causes him to not be a stable position to rack the bar.
Watch the video and see for yourself how the beginning of the lift effects the end of the lift. It's hard to focus on multiple things while lifting, so make sure your set up and lift off have as much tension and stability as possible so the rest of the lift can go well.
Workout for Thursday, August 22