So it is said that oly lifters have the highest vertical jump, which the Power Clean is credited for.
I was just wondering, which part of the Power Clean increases vertical jump? is it the initial pulling phase? or the second part after the scoop?
Thread: Power Clean & Vertical Jump
10-01-2006, 05:39 PM #1
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10-01-2006, 06:26 PM #4
No I think he means its after the pull from th floor when it gets up aboive your knees and you explode upwards with the whole shrug and jump thing, to get the bar high enough so you can get under. That's where the vertical jump is improved.
Once under the bar, you take it on your shoulders and go down to a squat and up again. I don't think that bit improves your vertical jump greatly, but I'm guessing it doesn't hurt.
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10-01-2006, 07:56 PM #8
10-01-2006, 08:04 PM #9
jump shrugs, hang cleans.....stuff like that
the initial pull off the floor wont do much
by "scoop" I meant when the bar gets to knee level, then the knees rebend slightly and the guy explodes upward with full extension etc....THAT is obviously the explosive part
check the exercises here http://www.exrx.net/Lists/PowerExercises.html and here http://www.bsu.edu/webapps2/strengthlab/home.htm
you should be able to tell which ones would help just from seeing them
obviously hang cleans, jump shrugs, hang jump shrugs, hang snatches etc will help you be more explosive
also..go here where there are many great articles on vertical and explosive strength http://www.higher-faster-sports.com/articles.html"Humility comes before honor"
10-01-2006, 11:43 PM #10
Anywhere in the exercise where there is posterior chain stimulation.... which is basically the whole thing. The first initial pull, the second explosive and the front squat all have varying degrees of posterior chain simulation, although the second explosive pull probably has the most effect on verticals.
All in all, pretty much what John Prophet said.No post is professional medical, nutrition or training info!
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10-02-2006, 04:11 AM #11
10-16-2006, 04:26 PM #12
i'll have to disagree with you on that, cleans especially hang cleans are more similar to the actual motion of jumping with your hands at your hips exploding your legs and hips up with resistance rather than just pushing weight over your head. you can neg me if you want but that's how it is. snatches are also a great way to increase the vertical as well as just doing plyometrics. peace
10-16-2006, 11:22 PM #13
Olympic lifters are awesome jumpers, check out the pictures, particularly shane hamman. At 5'9" and 360lbs bodyweight he had a 36" vertical jump, could do a standing backflip and dunk a basketball with 2 hands, simply amazing!
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10-17-2006, 05:26 AM #14