the kneeling power clean is used for…well actually no clue as to what they are trying to do with it there I can think of much better ways to teach the clean and if they are trying to teach hip extension then ones again judging by the form that the guy in the video used they taught him a shrug into reverse cheat curl.
I just tried that on my floor with an empty barbell. I’ll prefer to stay on my feet and keep my knees intact.
I think they’re trying to avoid overdeveloping the legs. I understand everyone’s having that problem lately. Massive legs. It really makes it hard to find pants for the team. You need to take them out of the movement to isolate the upper body.
Seriously though. I googled kneeling power cleans and saw this article by Louie Simmons listing a bunch of odd variations:
Did you know that there are much better exercises than the standard Olympic lifts, as follows:
Ã?Â¢?Ã?Â¢ Kneeling squats. After kneeling down with the heels touching the glutes, jump into a full squat.
Ã?Â¢?Ã?Â¢ Kneeling power cleans. The next progression is the kneeling power snatch.
Ã?Â¢?Ã?Â¢ Kneeling split snatch and kneeling power snatch.
Ã?Â¢?Ã?Â¢ Straight leg power clean and snatch and clean.
Ã?Â¢?Ã?Â¢ Power snatch while sitting with the bar across the legs.
We have a thrower who trains with us occasionally who can do a kneeling jump squat with 255. John Stafford has jumped onto a 35-inch box with a pair of 70-pound dumbbells.
haha @ kneeling variations better than the standard oly lifts…
everyone is entitled to their opnion, but i would definitely disagree with that.
that’s similar to someone saying pistols are better for development than a standard squat.