Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by GuOD, Jun 1, 2008.
traps never been so sore
Do hang snatches before them dude.
looks too dangerous
get on the highway
I like hang cleans. I try to eliminate the front squat and just use a weight that is light enough for me to get up to my shoulders with minimal leg-bend while catching it.
Is that normal?
That's what I usually do. I take like 115-135 lbs to do my cleans and they work pretty good on my traps.
I'm scared of hurting my back or my shoulders with more weight, so I'll increase what I lift slowly.
ah. I mistakenly thought it had to be from the floor in order to be a power clean.
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actually im not sure if power clean has to be from floor. hang power clean?
hang power cleans for trapt isolation brahs
I think deadbolt is right. Its a power clean if you're not doing a full squat to catch it. So yeah... hang power clean.
From CT's Theory and Application book
that is some useful shit to know
question btw... when you guys do hang cleans what's the best way to get the bar from the shoudlers back down to the hang without putting too much stress on the elbows/shoulders? I kinda just drop it and slow it down by bending at the hips into an RDL almost if you get what I mean. I'm curious if there's a better way.
make that power hang cleans then
well I just did my power hang cleans and my left shoulder was hurtin kinda bad. I might take them out of my routine if the pain continues next week. It's not injured because once I finished the pain was gone, but while I do them I can feel some nasty shit going on. No es bueno.
lol, every time someone first tries these, theres a thread about it.
can we just make a sticky that says cleans are to the yoke what pulls are to the traps?
Sucks about your shoulders. Lately it's my wrist/forearm that's hurting me when I catch the bar at the top of the lift.
On snatches I'm perfectly fine though. The looks I get from people when I do them is , I'm the only person I've seen do them in my gym.
Hang Cleans and DB snatches by far my favorite exercises. I used to hate hang cleans but after getting the form down and getting my weight up to a really solid number they quickly became my favorite exercise.
I should probably try snatches for the fuck of it and see if they're any better on me. I'm afraid of killing myself or some innocent bystander if i do them wrong though How wide is your snatch grip?
I had the same concerns bro and I even started out with 5lb plates on the bar, try it and feel it out man.
I have lanky arms dude so my hands are placed basically as wide as they can possibly go. My pinky's are about a half inch away from the ends. I used to put my hands so my index finger was a little outside the rings but I noticed that when I was pulling the bar up my elbows were bending, and that's not supposed to happen. I moved my grip wider and it stopped happening.
Honestly, I start my shoulder routine with standing military press and then move on to snatches and cleans and my shoulders and traps get the nastiest pump everytime.
i would rather see someone do some power shrugs or something than use some awful form for olympic exercises, but thats just me
I read somewhere, maybe here, that snatch grip should be the distance from the bottom point of a scapula diagonally across to the opposite hand when extended in front of you.
honestly my form pretty much stinks and my knees hurt from catching the bar, elbows hurt from resetting the bar to the hang, and shoulder hurts from doing too much of an upright row into the clean.
fuck hang cleans I am not gonna do them again
When I reset I bend my knees and let my lower body absorb it and it's not too bad.