One of the lifts in the upcoming 2015, IAWA Annual World Postal competition is the clean and press. So what are the rules for the lift and what does it look like?
What does the clean and push press look like? Here’s a video of Olympian Norik Vardanian completing the lift in training.
Rules for the clean and push press
The rules of performance for the clean apply to the clean part of the lift. Having cleaned the bar, on the referee’s signal the lifter will start the push. Bending the knees as for the start of the jerk, the lifter will thrust the weight upwards from the chest using leg power only. On straightening the legs, the must not bend again. After the initial push, the bar will be pressed out to arms length, where the lifter will wait in the finished position for the referees signal to replace the bar. During the push part of the lift, the lifter may raise up onto the toes, but not break contact with the lifting surface. When the heels / soles of the feet return fully to the floor, the knees must not bend again.
Causes for Failure:
The causes for failure for the clean apply to the clean part of the lift.
Any secondary knee bend during the push / press.
Any lateral movement or complete break in contact, between the feet and the lifting surface, after the push signal.
Starting the push before the referees signal.
Uneven or incomplete extension of the arms.
Failure to assume the correct, upright, erect and motionless posture to finish the lift.
Lowering / replacing the bar prior to the referees signal.
The lifts in the upcoming 2015, IAWA Annual World Postal competition are:
- The Clean and push press
- The continental snatch
- The pullover and press
- The one hand deadlift.
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