Hello all. I'm new here.
I've always trained more like a powerlifter, and have pretty good size and strength. I reached a point where I was starting to feel too bulky and less "athletic", so I'm trying to get into some of the Olympic lifts. I'm tired of watching the Crossfitters perform these better than me.
Anyway, I used to do a sloppy power/hang clean, catching with my elbows low.
It worked for years, and I could sling good weight around. I know my form is train wreck. I'm really working on the front rack position, but I feel it's impossible for me. Even if I take an empty bar, I can't get into position. I feel like the joint between my forearms and bicep is way too bulky, my arms are short, and the wrist flexibility is horrible. I seriously can't get the bar onto my collarbone without dropping the bar or dropping my elbows.
Any other former "bulky" guys have this issue???