Have you ever had sore elbows or tweaked a biceps on
your snatches or cleans?
I have. A long time ago before I really knew what I was
Dalton had the same issues and wanted to know how to
It’s really simple.
It’s called “Taming the Arc.”
And this is what it means:
You intentionally guide your KB on both the lift and the
So, instead of keeping your arms straight on the backswing
of your cleans and snatches, you’re actually going to direct
the lift by keeping the bell(s) close to your body.
How do you do this?
Well, there are several ways.
On your cleans, do this:
1. Keep your elbows tucked to your sides on the clean
2. Keep your elbows tucked to your sides on the backswing
3. On the backswing keep your body upright until the KB/ KBs
is/are just about to hit you in the groin and then get out of
the way at the last minute.
On the snatches…
Well, unfortunately, I just caught the time and I have to get
on the road. Had some extended family issues come up
yesterday so I have some last minute things to get done.
So I’ll have to get the snatch cues over to you tomorrow.
You know what?
If I have time this afternoon, I’ll even make some videos for
In the meantime, there are a bunch of different technique
corrections that will not only save your elbows, but your
shoulders, your lower back, and your knees on not only
the cleans but all the other KB lifts too.
Especially the double KB lifts.
Discover what you’re technique is missing and how it’s
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