Alan Thrall Teaches The Power Clean

Allan Thrall enthusiastically teaches his trainee how to execute the “power clean” lift properly. Allan goes through each step of perfecting the form from start to finish. He shows how to safely use this lift in a way that is of benefit to the athlete doing it. He reiterates the importance of making sure each part of the body is in proper form before putting everything together at the end.

Key Takeaways:

  • Before doing the jump and in most feet positions the weight should be distributed evenly across the feet not just the heel
  • There are five key steps to learning the power clean, first, learn the dead lift, then the hang position, then lower past the jump position to the floor, then jump and move to the bar to the rack position
  • Within 20 minutes someone can learn the power clean exercise, the client learning the power clean seemed to have minimal lifting experience. However, with some guidance, he was able to pick up on how the exercise is performed, and he was able to execute properly.

“We don’t care what you want to do all we care about is mechanical efficiency.”