- Stand with barbell with overhand grip slightly wider than
shoulder width. Feet point forward hip's width apart or slightly
wider. Bend knees and hips so barbell touches mid-thigh; shoulders
over bar with back arched. Arms are straight with elbows pointed
along bar. Chest is spread and wrists are slightly flexed.
- Jump upward extending body. Shrug shoulders and pull barbell
upward with arms, allowing elbows to flex out to sides, keeping
bar close to body. Aggressively pull body under bar, rotating
elbows around bar. Catch bar on shoulders while moving into squat
position. Hitting bottom of squat, stand up immediately.
- Bend knees slightly and lower barbell to mid-thigh position.
- Hook grip
is used by advanced lifters to maintain grip during clean. Pull
bar up in straight path, keeping bar close to body. Also see:
- Scapula & Clavicle