Originally Posted by CoopDawg
bro that sounds great but honestly his big bro(me) would be a little nervous shooting him into power cleans after he's never even deadlifted or any big moves before, but starting strength does seem like a good idea.....is it wrong of me to be nervous about him doing power cleans?
Ah yeah I forgot about that. No your right, a beginner hasnt developed the motor skills to do powercleans properly.
What is normally done (according to the book by Rippetoe), is to replace powercleans with bent over row (strength style) for a month or two. Then under instruction, begin learning the powerclean when the trainee feels comfortable.
Deadlifts and rows help develop the skills for a powerclean.