Cleaning It Up

Great form is always key when lifting. I like to take videos to see how I look. I also find it beneficial to take them after the WOD when I am fatigue. You are relying on good form when you find yourself slowly getting tired in the workout.

My trouble with cleans is faster elbows. I hear it every time. With the heavy weight, it gets tougher for me to have faster elbows.

In this WOD, we had to complete 2 deadlift + 2 hang power cleans (as heavy as possible). I did a weight of 70 lbs. That is moderately heavy (clean wise) for me being that my 1RM is 85lbs. I had two problems with my cleans: bent elbows too soon and knees in instead of out.
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You want your elbows to bend as you are dropping under the bar, especially when the weight gets heavy. My knees do this really weird thing when I squat. One will curve and apparently, in this WOD, they go in.  I never realized it until I watched the video and saw my mistakes. Now, I know what I need to work on to improve. Its great to also see each progression video and how I got better.

I encourage everyone to record yourself. Its really the only way for you to know how you look.

 

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