Some food for thought, do with it what you want.
What's wrong with the power clean?
Coach and Athletic Director, Feb, 1999 by Dan Riley, Jason Arapoff
Twenty-five years ago, the weight-lifters - the only tutors of the era - "sold" the power clean to our track and football coaches as a means of developing explosiveness. A generation has passed and many strength programs continue to incorporate some form of the clean.
It is a demanding and complicated exercise. We admire the technique and proficiency demonstrated by skilled lifters. However, the inherent dangers unique to this movement can make it a potential hazard.
In the starting position the athlete goes from almost no load on the body to sudden impact. It places the muscles, lower back, tendons, and joints, in a vulnerable position. Throwing a heavy weight into the air and catching it is a difficult task.
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