What Is a Power Clean Lift?


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The power clean is an Olympic lift used to develop power in the hamstrings, glutes, calves, lower back, upper back and traps, according to StrongLifts. Two pulls are involved in the power clean, one basic lift from floor to shins and one burst from shins to shoulders.

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The power clean starts in a deadlift position. The bar is pulled past the shins. Then, after a person thrusts his hips forward and pulls up in a burst, the bar comes up to shoulder height and is caught to rest on the front of the shoulders. A full video demonstration of the power clean is available on BodyBuilding.com.

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