Hang Clean/Power Clean vs. Dead Lift

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  1. stevogabe

    stevogabe OT Supporter

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    Doesnt this lift (hang clean) reflect you overall strenth? ive been reading around and it seems that when you guys max, most, but not all, only list their bench, squat, and dead lift. at my school, theres 600, 800, and 1000 pound club. that consists of bench, squat, clean. they dont take the dead lift into consideration.

    EDIT: do most powerlifters hang clean at all or do they just dead lift?
     
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  2. Grouch

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    Hang cleans are a great exersize. I think most high schools chose to do them (most of the time with horrible form and no coaching) because they are a more athletic movement.
     
  3. Devil

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    what exactly are you asking
     
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    @ my high school, we did power cleans and deadlifts (and they mattered)
     
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    Im so confused.
     
  6. I do cleans and hang cleans, but it's difficult to keep good form even with medium weight. I'd rather it replace the bench than dead since the bench isn't nearly as physically taxing as the others.
     
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    At my school, the only thing that matters is how many minutes of cardio you do.
     
  8. khari

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    I can't think of a reason why powerlifters would do cleans of any sort.
     
  9. Kozzy McKoz

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    cleans develop explosive power. they are good for almost every sport.

    i think there was a study done which found that olympic lifters could run faster 20 yard sprints then the olympic sprinters, due to their explosiveness.
     
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    Powerlifters compete in three lifts, Bench, Squat, and Deadlift...the elite powerlifters, and most powerlifters in general will not utilize olympic movements in their workouts because those lifts are not directly beneficial to their goals, which are maximal strength in the big 3
     
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    i started doing hanging cleans the other day for the first time, definately an awesome exercise.. i wish i had someone to coach me on all the olympic style lifts

    id love to do them all
     
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    they nail the traps and upper back....
     
  13. damiand

    damiand Proceed

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    or how they could possibly lift a barbell over their heads. :noes:
     
  14. stevogabe

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    isnt that considered a push press?? when you clean the bar up and then lift it over your head?
     
  15. that's a clean and jerk. a push press starts with the bar on your shoulders.
     
  16. blam

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    A lot of the lifters are elite have mentioned that they did cleans to build massive upperbacks/traps. Just because they dont use them NOW doesnt mean they never used them or have no use for people at lesser levels of strength.
     
  17. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Yeah everyone could benefit from incorporating some kind of olympic lifting into their routines.

    Like I can't do any kind of presses right now but I still do snatches from the hang and the floor. But my #'s for o-lifts suck right now.
     
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    haha...


    I love doing snatches....
     
  19. khari

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    Clean pulls are a much better option then. Greater overload and less complicated technique. Most of them probably couldn't rack a barbell if their life depended on it anyway.
     
  20. knucks

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    I'm going to start incorporating some oly lifts soon :big grin:
     
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