By easier, I mean on which one can a lifter typically lift more on. When I say hang clean by the way, I mean picking up from the floor to your waste, then cleaning it, which is how I always do it. First rep is basically the deadlift and then the clean, the remaining reps are all from the hang position.
I was wondering because back in HS Football, we would always do hang cleans up until we got a new coach, then we would do power cleans. Everyone’s maxes on power cleans went way up very fast, and they did way more than they ever did on hang clean. However, we didn’t do hang cleans regularly anymore so I don’t know what most of them could do. One of my friends told me he could do a lot more on power than hang, one told me it was the same.
From all this, I’d guess normally a persons power clean will be higher than the hang due to getting more momentum, and for not having to go through the full deadlift motion. However my hang clean is much higher than my power clean is. However, I am a weird lifter with the way my numbers on different lifts compare.
So is it typical for a power clean to be higher than a hang clean, the reverse or are they usually roughly the same.