The barbell must start on the ground and finish in the front rack position with elbows in front of the bar. The athlete must complete the movement by fully extending the knees and hips at the top. A power clean, muscle clean, split clean, or squat clean is permitted, so long as all requirements are met. The athlete may drop the bar at the top if he/she chooses, but must wait for it to settle before starting the next rep. Dropping the bar before completion of the rep is a no rep.