Jun 1st, 2012
Author: Mike Minium
Chad Vaughn clean-and-jerking 175 kg (380 lb)
In light of tomorrow’s workout (everyone’s doing some version of the clean), I thought you could use a little education and inspiration. There’s a lot to take away from the video, but just to beat a dead horse, check out his elbows in the clean and in the jerk. Also, take note of how the bar is racked across the shoulders on both the clean and the jerk. He’s not holding the bar in his hands, he’s supporting it on his shoulders. And finally, take note of how wide his hands are. These are all really good things to focus on and apply to your own clean and jerk (and I didn’t even mention the need for big-time hip extension in both movements–will save that for another time).