There are tWo prominent ways to perform a clean, at least pertaining to oly lifting; split style and squat style. These both vary from the power clean in that you only pull the bar as high as needed to jump under the bar and catch It.
The split style you jump under it and get low by splitting one leg forward and the other reward. This style is obsolete and is not done in competitions usually.
The squat style you jump under the bar and catch it as close as you can to the bottom position of a front squat. Watch any videos of real oly lifters and you will see them squat clean as the first part of the clean and jerk.
It is not that hard of a lift, I am just out of practice.
Last edited by California Jack; 03-06-2011 at 19:22..