Clean & Jerk

This is Chad Vaughn, he is an Olympic Weightlifter for the United States.  He has been to the 2004 Olympics in Greece and he Qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics as well.  He competes in the 77kg weight class or 170#.

The weight he’s lifting in this video is 175kg or 385#.

As you’re watching, I want you all to observe his technique.

Watch his feet.  Look at his hips and back.  Where are his knees going?  Watch for when his elbows bend.  And finally look at how he Pulls himself UNDER the bar.  This video slows down the movement very well.  You can see and appreciate the subtle movements of the clean and just how beautiful they CAN be.

Great Job today everyone, we’ll see you in the gym.

Train Hard.

Cooper

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