I have been doing power cleans and power snatches for about a month and I think my form from the ground is okay but I am still not confident from the hang. I have searched around and found either inadequate or contradicory info. about how to begin the lift.
I started off doing both by slowly pushing my hips back with little knee bend, bringing the bar to just above my knees, and pausing for a second before exploding upward. I was trying to mimick the form CT displayed in many of his articles but I always felt like this was a bad mechanical position to explode quickly, unless I was to reverse the motion by pushing the knees forward before the hips.
Recently I have performing both lifts by quickly dipping until the bar reaches my mid thigh then reversing quickly. The dip has a little more knee bend and a little bit of forward knee motion.
Which way sounds more correct, or if neither, could someone explain how this part of the lift should be initiated?