Originally Posted by BendtheBar
Cleans are a bear for me to. I physically can't get my hands near my shoulders. I really would like to make the lift a staple but I am just too clunky.
Slow progression for the win! Great work.
This was very helpful. Thanks.
I was and am feeling very frustrated that I've committed two months to this lift (1 month before I even started this thread), and just when I thought I was making real progress, it turns out I've just been flinging a bar around like an idiot for two months, and now have to start almost all over again.
Then again, I'm better when there's a challenge involved! So, steel cage death match announced right now. I'm leaving on vacation for ten days April 15th, either I have mastered this lift and am making progress by then, or Bill Starr can kiss my ass and I'm dropping this lift like a bad habit when I come back!
Seriously, why would any obviously ridiculously strong, clearly ungodly coordinated and gumby flexible person pick this god forsaken lift as the core lift for beginner athletes!?!
I think Starr was a sadist. It's the only explanation.
I'm banishing any thoughts of weightlifting for the entire weekend. Monday the steel cage match begins. Good luck Bill Starr.