So I finally have access to a gym with bumper plates and platforms for weightlifting this coming summer. I won’t be able to lift there regularly for the time being, but I plan on practicing what I can without bumper plates at my current gym (bar work, jerk variations, press variations, etc).
I have a question about racking the bar when receiving a clean, during front squats, jerks, presses, etc.
I read suggestions to pull the shoulders up and forward somewhat so that the bar is resting on the delts entirely and not at all on the clavicles, and conversely I have also heard that the shoulders should NOT be up and forward, and that the bar should be resting on the clavicles.
Which is right? Can both be right? I would love to get some feedback about this from our resident weightlifters.