In case you missed Hang Clean Mistakes Part I, click here to check it out. In this video below Coach Megz breaks down some more BIG mistakes with the hang clean..
Not getting triple extension
One of the biggest benefits of the olympic lifts is triple extension, that is extension at the ankles, knees and hips. Triple extension is important to produce forceful contractions in athletics. Often times, athletes and lifters turn the hang clean into an ego lift and when this happens there is incomplete extension at the ankles, knees and hips. In the video, check out the difference between the right way and the wrong way to do the hang clean and focus on the ankles, knees and hips. You will see a clear difference between the two. Make sure you are not turning the hang clean into an ego lift
Jumping laterally with your feet
This goes hand in hand with not achieving triple extension. If you prematurely jump laterally before you reach full extension at your ankles, knees and hips, you are not doing the hang clean properly. You are also leaving yourself vulnerable to an injury. Often times when the feet kick out to the side, the knees collapse inwards causing a lot of stress on your knees.
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