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Old 11-30-2009, 05:20 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by AthleteCreator View Post
Can someone please educate me on the difference between a power clean and a hang clean?

To me, a hang clean is where the bar begins at, or just below, the knees and caught with your quads below parallel.

To me, a power clean is where the bar begins at the floor and caught with your quads above parallel.

By Jesse's and some of Brawny's language, I am sensing that my exact terminology is not correct.

Someone set the record straight for me, please.

Also, not sure when I'd get a chance to make it, but I would love to make a "how-to" on this movement. Seems like lotsa people don't quite get it.
Hang clean starts with the knees bent, holding the bar a bit below the knees. Some clean into a full squat, and some just to the shoulders, like this guy:



I perform hang cleans (right now) like the guy in the video, primarily because I'm still learning the movement.

Power cleans are from the floor. I'm noticing that the hips start lower then with deadlifts.

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