The Tall Clean
By Catalyst Athletics
Standing tall with a clean-width grip, the bar hanging at arms length and the feet in the pulling position. Shrug the bar up pulling the elbows high and outside and pull yourself down as quickly as possible while replacing your feet flat on the floor in your receiving position.
Athletes will often allow the bar to crash onto the shoulders in this exercise. It’s important to practice delivering the bar precisely and smoothly into the rack position by maintaining the grip on the bar as long as possible during the turnover, and meeting the bar with the shoulders rather than dropping out from under it.
The tall clean helps train and reinforce the proper mechanics of the pull under the bar, and train speed, aggressiveness, confidence and precision in the turnover.