I just started training the olympic lifts with a coach in a nearby gym.
The coach showed me that I should use the thighs to push the bar upwards by bumping the thighs onto the bar after the second pull (bar above/on the upper portion of the thighs). I think it’s not a specific thing to do consciously rather than it should happen normally when you explosively extend the hip and the knee from that position (after the 2nd pull). Note that he never used the “2nd pull” or any other technical terms, it’s just my interpretation based on what I’ve read.
Today I managed to do it when doing the clean super slowly. It never happened in the previous training sessions when I did the lifts normally. I don’t know if it improved my lift or not because I did it with relatively light weight (not to mention the super slow part).
I’ve never read or heard about this before, what do you think about it?