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How do I prevent the bar from "flipping" during my power clean?

Keep the bar closer to your body during your power clean with improved technique and a more efficient 2nd pull.  First off, from your starting position; you can do three things to place your body in a more apt position to perform a cleaner lift, especially if the bar is drifting away on you: 1.) Keep your knuckles pointing directly toward the floor; 2.) Turn your elbows out ward all the while maintaining a big chest (this means keeping the shoulder blades squeezed back and down); and 3.) keep the bar about half and inch from your shins to start - too far and you lose torso posture, too close and the bar may hit the shins and bounce away from your center of gravity.

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