The power clean is tough movement to learn because it’s so quick and so complex. I’ve been working on them for a few months and still don’t have it down solid, but I get a little better at it each time. My advice would be to start light and practice practice practice.
Then what should I replace the powerclean exercise for my workout with? any ideas? perhaps jump shrugs?
You should just remember that the power clean is in there for a reason and replacing it wouldn’t be wise just because you’re having some difficulty learning it…
Unfortuantley, the power clean is a difficult movement to learn, therefore people don’t want to do it(iI include myself if that generalisation).
But even more inconvenient is that it’s a great exercise and everybody should take the time learn it.(Bill Starr said in his book Only the Strong Shall Survive that if you only had one exercise in your programme, the power clean should be it).
Don’t give up man, take PrISM’s advice, keep the weight low and practice, it will pay off dividends and you certainly won’t regret taking the time to learn it.
I’m also having some difficulty learning the movement(especially getting the stomp simultaneous with the catch) but I never stop hearing about the value of it.[/quote]
So what do you suggest I do with the power cleans prescribed for the next phase that starts next week? Practice with light weight and perhaps do some other form of back exercise?