There’s been some question about the jumping point of the clean (and the snatch). There’s also been some question about if the bar should hit the hips or not. Here’s what I would say, “Whatever works man.” But I do believe there is some confusion out there. There are different folks in different camps. Some in the hit the hips camp, some not. I personally believe if you’ve been lucky enough to have taken a physics class or two, as I have, you would lean toward the hip-hitting camp. I will get into why that might be in a later post.
In the meantime, watch this slow motion video of Chad Vaughn and judge for yourself his jumping point and whether the bar hits his hips.
5 x 1, 3-position clean, as heavy as possible, 2-3 min rest (video)
EMOM for 30 min, alternating between,
1a) 3 T&G (touch and go) power cleans @ 80% of 3-position clean,
1b) 10 pull-ups,
1c) 15 push-ups Games-standard
2a) 4 x 10 “Hug-A-Twinkie”, rest 60 sec
2b) 4 x 10 GHD sit-up, rest 2 min