Hey guys, i have never tried to clean with an arm bend, but a few weeks ago I was training on a very smooth bar and did not have any chalk. Because of this i was griping the bar extra hard and apparently (according to my training partners) this was causing my to have a VERY SLIGHT arm bend. The think is that my cleans were actually really good that day, i couldnt pull the bar quite as high, but i usually have a problem with the bar crashing on me and messing up my timing on the squat up.
Sense then i have been cleaning with the slight bend and have not had a weight crash on me at all and my cleans have been excellent over the last 2 weeks. im not sure if this is from having the bar contact my thighs higher or what, but it seems to work for me.
Ill also note that i haven't gone really heavy with it yet, only 137.5 and my best is 150. so i still dont know if it will work with max weights.
Anyone else found this? thoughts?