#1 — HANG CLEANS
In high school we had a coach from Nebraska that introduced us to the Hang Clean when I was a sophomore. Some people have their own opinions on how hang cleans affect jumping, but I’m going to tell you my personal experience with them.
I had never done a hang clean before he showed up. As we were taught the technique, I started to get pretty good working up to 260-265 lbs. (not into a full squat)… moreso the “football clean” style. When I got to this point I started jumping out of the gym. As a sophomore, I was doing windmills with a volleyball and getting up to the rim fairly easily. Granted I was around 160 lbs. at this time but I still felt super explosive.
When I started cleaning in our program I noticed a drastic difference. By utilizing the different variations such as from the floor, the hang etc. I was able to tap into another reserve of explosiveness.