on power cleans on the lowering phase where you lower the bar to your theighs (like the girl does in this video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TlbDQUWs0s
is this necessary?
because this is what ive been doing ever since i started them (not too long ago) but it seems like it just adds unecessary strain on the shoulders when you can just bring the bar to the ground without that part
and when i was doing it like that when i’d lower the bar id tippy toe a little bit when lowering it which is horrible on the knees
but would just dropping it straight to the ground be harmful to your back? cause i tried it this way and i found it hard to drop it to the ground without rounding my back because i couldnt lower it down slowly
and also on ATG squats ive found it hard to put the work on my heels and let my hams assist in pushing the weight up, i feel like im leaning too far forward and putting my back into it too much
im not sure if its a flexibility issue or what but to correct this should i widen my stance and maybe angle out my toes, and possibly use some 2.5 plates to rest my heels on when i try these?