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5 Fixes for 5 Common Problems in Olympic Lifting Technique

Improve your Olympic lifts with the solutions to these five common problems.

4. Clean, catching too high: hip clean

This was a big one for me, if your mobility is not up to scratch and you subconsciously have no confidence in your squat you’ll generally find that you’ll “power clean” then ride the weight to the bottom rather than getting under straight away, which again is energy wasted, which we don’t like. Your arms will only be able to yank a weight up until a certain point, you HAVE to start catching in the bottom. The hip clean is great for practicing fast elbows and speed under, plus it’s a great movement to load up! It’s crazy how many athletes I have met that don’t know what they can hip clean! Again, it give you confidence in that position and trains that contact point, add it to your training immediately!

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