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Dear Coach,
On heavy clean and jerks I keep being pulled forward rather than jumping back. This results in missed lifts at higher weights. Now I have been working with pendlay rows so that I have a stronger back and back extensions because I lack back strength. Is there anything else I can do to help prevent the weight handling me?


Ryan | 2014-06-16

You must really focus on shifting your weight back to your heels aggressively in the first pull off the ground. Your knees need to get back and your weight needs to get back before the bar ever passes your knees. I'd recommend you work on snatch and clean halting deadliest to work and feel those positions.
 
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