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Progressing From the Hang Power Clean to the Power Clean: A 4-Step Model

Duba, James MA, CSCS, USAW1; Kraemer, William J PhD, CSCS, FNSCA2; Martin, Gerard MA, CSCS*D, USAW1

Strength & Conditioning Journal: June 2009 - Volume 31 - Issue 3 - pp 58-66
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181a5939f
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VARIATIONS OF THE WEIGHTLIFTING COMPETITION LIFTS ARE OFTEN USED AS PART OF AN ATHLETE'S COMPREHENSIVE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROGRAM, SPECIFICALLY TO IMPROVE TOTAL BODY POWER. ALTHOUGH THESE VARIATIONS ARE EFFECTIVE, THEIR COMPLEX TECHNIQUE SUGGESTS CAREFUL TEACHING TO THOSE LEARNING. THE PURPOSE OF THIS ARTICLE IS TO PROVIDE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROFESSIONALS A TEACHING PROGRESSION FOR THE POWER CLEAN, SPECIFICALLY FOR TEACHING THOSE WHO ARE ALREADY SKILLED IN THE HANG POWER CLEAN.

1Division of Athletics; and 2Department of Kinesiology, Human Performance Laboratory, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut

James Duba is a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach in the Division of Athletics and the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Connecticut.

William J. Kraemer is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Human Performance Laboratory at the University of Connecticut and the editor in chief of the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.

Gerard Martin is a strength and conditioning coordinator in the Division of Athletics at the University of Connecticut.

© 2009 National Strength and Conditioning Association