The Clean is an olympic weightlifting movement that combines two of the exercises illustrated below, the deadlift and the front squat. In the olympics, the clean is combined with the jerk, where the weight goes from the ground to overhead. Different implements can be cleaned including but not limited to a barbell, kettlebells, sandbags, dumb bells and medicine balls. The medicine ball is a great implement to use to learn the clean due to it’s portability and less intimidating nature.