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Old 01-26-2012, 03:41 PM
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What are some alternative exercises to power cleans? I find them very technical and intimidating.
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:23 PM
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Do them lighter and take the time to learn technique.

Check this article for help:
http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_...he_power_clean

Or check the Starting Strenght thread here:
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showth...=998224&page=1

If you really want to do something else, power cleans hit posterior chain and traps, so choose exercises accordingly, i.e. deadlifts, squats, good mornings, glute-ham raises and some type of shrug.
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:55 PM
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i felt the same way zachary, but i decided i was gonna get them down. i know it sounds light but really just start with the bar. get the movement down that is comfortable and then move up in 5-10 pound increments every week. also as commader said read articles and watch videos on how to do them properly. keep at it , you will get them.
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Do them lighter and take the time to learn technique.

Check this article for help:
http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_...he_power_clean

Or check the Starting Strenght thread here:
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showth...=998224&page=1

If you really want to do something else, power cleans hit posterior chain and traps, so choose exercises accordingly, i.e. deadlifts, squats, good mornings, glute-ham raises and some type of shrug.
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I felt the same way about deadlifting. The movement was awkward, I was worried about hurting my back. I finally realized how important the exercise is, so I got over my fear. I watched many videos and had others present to critique my form. Now, the deadlift is my favorite exercise!
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Thanks guys I'm taking it slow but it is getting better
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