Quick question, I am just getting started with weights after about a ten year layoff (kids and whatnot). I used to use powercleans from the waist alternating between back and shoulder workouts. As it's been a while since I've lifted a weight in anger, and having eclipsed the 40th year of my life, are there any particular lifts I should start with prior to incorporating the clean into my workouts again? Right now I am focusing on multi-joint lifts like dead lift, squats, upright press and flat bench for 10-12 weeks to build some core strength before I start pinpointing smaller groups. I always liked the powerclean but can respect the value of technique (which I hopefully still have) and attendant risk of injury without proper supporting muscle development. I was thinking upright and bent over row in addition to the others, or should I just start with an empty bar and have at it? In my experience the slower lifts don't prepare you well for the explosive (fast twitch vs slow twitch and all that) ones and I don't want to waste my time not using it, either. I have attempted snatches back in my gym rat days but never got the technique right and never used them much. Maybe with a broomstick? That's a question for another day.