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Make sure your forearm is not stacked on top of your humerus. It should be off to the side. You can do this stretch to help improve your flexibility for the catch position. What is most important is elbows up, not the finger position in the catch. If you lack flexibility, there are alternative catching grips you can use:


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General Advice When I was learning the lifts, my first step was always to read the entire Starting Strength chapter on that lift, then re-skim it the next day I was doing the lift. The book is quite dense, and multiple reads enhance its utility greatly. I strongly recommend reading and rereading that chapter of the book. Make time for it. As to the power ...


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I'm no expert, but I trained oly lifts for a while. My best power clean was 265lbs at 6'1", 190lbs. I can give you anecdotes and tips, for what they're worth. It takes quite a while to start getting comfortable with the clean. It took at least some months for me, possibly 3 or 4 before I started trying to progressively overload. I didn't want to go ...


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When switching to power cleans and/or front squats for the first time you will start to notice that many areas of your body are not very flexible. This will adjust over time, however I would recommend that you do supplementary stretching. I am a big fan of Glenn Pendlay's videos when it comes to Olympic lifting, and this one is most appropriate for you.


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I had a tough time learning cleans, but they're really awesome to master and unlocking the olympic lifts feels like getting accepted into a barbell fraternity. As a frame of reference, watch this youtube on a slow motion of clean and jerk. I have a hard time doing the explosive pull (the third step when you are effectively doing an upright row). Do I ...


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The main issue is this: the bar is never in my hips! It's actually in the lower portion of my thigh You are hold the bar too narrow, its not just wrist strength and flexibility, but also shoulder flexibility that you need to work on. The key to a good snatch is having a wide enough grip that the bar sits in your hip crease at the end of the first ...


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Perhaps just the max height for a single box jump/vertical jump (if you don't want technique to be a factor for improvement). I'm hoping/expecting that your setup allows you to increase height. I have a friend who was box jump training for a bit, he gained a few inches over maybe 2-3 months of intensive training. But I think doubling your box jump height is ...


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You are asking about measuring two different metrics. One is power/explosiveness, the other is endurance. Technique is a factor, but really only measurable in the initial phases, which it sounds like you are past that point already. While I have no personal experience with training box jumps, other than as occasional plyometric exercises in the dojangh, I ...


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Fixing these kinds of postural asymmetries isn't just a matter of mobility, but of simultaneously tightening up muscles on the other side. This can involve a lot of specialized mobility work along with unilateral corrective strength work. And just like how one a runner increases their susceptibility to injury in the short term by improving their running ...


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It sounds like you've done a lot of solid research. Your exercise selection and daily schedule looks sound. I'd personally switch incline bench with pull-ups, because 1) I have no desire to incline bench and 2) pull-ups would balance pulling with pushing exercises, which is desirable for a number of reasons, including shoulder health. Your program's ...



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