The answer to yesterday’s video question was:
C) The Athlete Hits a Sticking Point and Drops the Bar.
This was a Personal Record Attempt for this athlete. His Maximum Front Squat is in the 160-165 range. When an athlete’s Front Squat and Clean are so closely related there is little room for error. We refer to these athletes as being very efficient, because they convert every bit of their strength into transferable effort into the Lift.
As opposed to an athlete that has a 240 kilo Front Squat and a 160 kilo Clean. This athlete would be considered less efficient. He would need more technical & coordination work in order to maximizes his existing strength levels. We see this a lot with strength athletes who come over to Weightlifting from other sports. (American Football, Track & Field)
The first athlete needs to work more on Base Strength. If he is able to increase his Strength. He has a higher probability that his Clean will go up.
Don’t always work on what your good at. Develop your non dominant areas.