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Cleaning up the Clean

Before the throwdown on Saturday, I got in some early morning olympic lifting practice with some equally overzealous friends.  We worked on building up to a one rep max clean.  I managed 98 lbs, which was a 3 lb PR, but I failed on several attempts at 102.  My coach says it's mental, and I think he's totally right.  I can power clean 95; I should be able to go significantly higher catching in a squat.  I just need to make myself drop under the bar.  Of my three attempts at 102 lbs, I really only got aggressive on the last one.  Of course, I fell backwards and got thwacked by the bar.  Fortunately, I don't think anyone caught that on film!

-Gym Belle-


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