Soooo… you honestly didn’t see that guy’s feet leave the floor? All three reps? Really?
If the bar has to fall three inches to get to the rack position, it wasn’t heavy enough.
You’re not ‘trying to promote good form in the clean’, you’re advising others not to perform the lift. You’re also promoting the idea that if your form isn’t PERFECT, then you shouldn’t increase the weight.
I will, in fact, post a vid. I did not train today due to my head being filled with snot and aching like a sonovabish whenever I move (I really thought I was going to be over this summer cold by now). Maybe tomorrow I can squeeze in a session if I’m feeling better. Come to think of it, I might just be able to get my plates drilled and mounted to my wheels so I can drop the bar.[/quote]
I see the guy’s feet leaving the floor as he was kicking his heels into the ground. This is of course necessary, but not the same as jumping. The idea of jumping is to leave the floor, the idea of kicking the ground is to get (the heels) on the floor as quickly as possibe! You’re oversimplifying terms here. And if you go back to my vid, you’ll my feet do leave the ground. What do you think that loud bang is as I rack the bar???! Do you think that’s the bar as it hits my shoulders??! Anyway, I’ll be frank, I’ve tried to offer my thoughts, even some material showing where I am. Your advice on olympic-weightlifting is unhelpful (you think you know more than you do), and you’ve clearly explained that it’s difficult for you to show where you’re at in reality and back up all your talk because you:
- haven’t done cleans in a while
- don’t have a vid handy
- don’t have bumper plates
- have a strained brachioradialis
- have a cold
- need to get your wheels done up (whatever that means)
Tell you what, let’s make a deal - your next post here is either your doing a clean or nothing at all. Anymore bullshit excuses would just be a massive waste of my time. Get a grip