Many strength and conditioning professionals use variations of the Olympic-style lifts as a major part of their overall conditioning program. However, when it comes to instructing beginners on how to perform these lifts, there seems to be a high amount of disagreement among professionals. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to give the strength and conditioning practitioner one of many practical approaches to teaching hang power cleans.
James Duba is a graduate assistant strength coach at the University of Connecticut.
William J. Kraemer is a professor of kinesiology, as well as a professor of physiology and neurobiology, in the Department of Kinesiology and Human Performance Laboratory at the University of Connecticut. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and a past president of the NSCA.
Gerard Martin is the strength and conditioning coordinator at the University of Connecticut.
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