Often, especially with beginners, I will have lifters work the clean from the power position to increase their finish of the second pull and their speed in the third pull. However, the clean from this position can be a double-edged sword. It is our natural inclination to want to gain some leverage over the bar by which we can apply force to the bar and create bar-speed. However, in the Olympic lifts, leverage happens at the knee NOT at the hip. Power happens at the hip.
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