Hey guys, I'm a competitive lifter for my high school, and I'm in need of some assistance my coach is slow to offer.
I have a bench max 325 to take me to state, but my clean and jerk kills me at only a weak 205. Partially because I haven't done the lift enough ( I didn't start learning it as early as I should have)and my technique isn't great either. See I've been taught to power clean, but most people I come across who can really throw up some weight are doing full cleans ( catching the bar as they go into a squat ) I'm in a 183 class and most the kids are throwing up around 225-235
I have a friend who also does full cleans at a stature of only 175 lbs and cleans a straight 285.
Is either lift better for your body or easier than the other?
From my perspective, the full cleans are the most productive and I would love to learn the technique. I just can't seem to trust myself with catching it in a squat. And even with a regular power clean I struggle on the catch and getting my hips under it. It's not that I don't have the leg strength. I Dead Lift a solid 465 and squat 415 parallel.
Right now, my routine consist of shrug/clean pulls, front squats, high pulls, split jerks, hang and power cleans for the most part but I'm obviously doing something wrong when it comes to cleans.
Can any one advise me on on which lift to perfect ; and provide me with some good instructional pointers and workouts? I'm sick of youtube crap and would love some instruction It would be greatly appreciated.