Summary: The hang power clean is one of a number of derivatives of the clean and jerk used to enhance lower body power and rate of muscle force development. It often is taught before the full clean because of its relative simplicity. Its utility as a safe and effective power development tool is predicated on sound instruction and effective supervision.
Ronai, P., & Scibek, E. (2016). The hang power clean. ACSM's Health and Fitness Journal, 20(5), 50-55. doi:10.1249/FIT.0000000000000240