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How do I fix my Power Clean?

Background: I am changing my current barbell routine from StrongLifts to Starting Strength. Problem: One of the five lifts in Starting Strength is the Power Clean, and my form is absolutely abysmal ...
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Do explosive movements necessarily lead to injury over time?

Many exercise movements are recommended to be performed slowly, deliberately, and under control. Slow and controlled movements help to mitigate the risk of sudden and excessive stress and twists ...
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Are my forearms too long for a Power Clean?

In "Starting Strength", Mark Rippetoe wrote that there are people who simply cannot rack the bar as required for a Power Clean due to an "abysmal anatomy". I am indeed having a hard time racking the ...
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Proper Form and Technique for Dumbbell Clean

I'm currently working my way through starting strength (thanks to Dave Liepmann for the suggestion last time I posted on here) and I'm doing all of the initial exercises (squat, deadlift, bench press, ...
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Taking time off work to weight lift

I need opinion / advice / information... basically, I want to take a week or more off work, to weightlift everyday, and increase my lifts as much as I can. Even during work days, I squat in the ...
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Best ways to add explosive strength to a barbell training/HIT program?

I am a 45 year old male. For 2 months I have been training weights acccording to the Starting Strength program twice a week. That is except for the power clean which I have not been doing yet. My ...
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Power Cleans; They benefit my back?

Can someone explain to me how do Power Cleans strengthen my back? I feel it but I can't understand how it works, or how if most of my movement is with my legs how it can affect/stress my back. I still ...