Not so much his lifting rather than my pain-free elbow. I had been battling a BAD case of elbow tendonitis ever since I abused ring work 2-3 years ago.... in fact it was impossible to rack a front squat, I felt like I was getting stabbed in the inner portion of the elbow everytime I tried to rack a front squat... let alone catch a clean.
I tried everything, ART, anti-inflamatories, stretching, physical therapy, icing, etc. Nothing worked. I could manage to do some cleans, but I had to warm-up for about 40 minutes to be able to do 2-3 sets and then would suffer for 4-5 days afterwards.
Furthermore my right elbow could not fully extend.
I have now fixed the problem with voodoo band flossing (thanks K-Star and Mobility WOD)... it only took 1 self-treartment too! I can now clean and front squat without pain and have full range of motion.
I still have a lot of ground to make up between not cleaning or snatching for almost 10 years and not training legs hard due to a knee issue that held me back for 5 years. But at least I'm positive now that I don't have any training limitations.