Alright, so after 15+ years of lifting I’ve finally decided to learn some Olympic lifts. I had done some powerlifting but haven’t been able to get my back healthy enough for powerlifting style squatting and pulling for quite some time. I’ve been wanting to go somewhere where I could get coached, but with a new baby that isn’t going to happen. Either I’m going to teach myself or never do it. Starting by learning the clean. This is only my 4th time actually doing the lift.
I have a belt on, but it is super loose (it’s actually my lever belt on its’ normal setting, but un-latched). First dark video is 225 with a pause before the clean (sorry for the lighting). Second video is trying a full clean from the floor with 155. Overall, I’m having trouble getting my upper back as flat as I think it should be. I’m thinking I need to keep my head up more. 225 definitely pulled me onto my toes. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I’d like to keep posting videos and getting reviews if folks here are up for it (with better lighting).