Whats the purpose of doing power cleans and presses for 17 reps? Try cleaining 185kg and maybe I’ll give you props.
The purpose was a fun challenge as well as shock/variety to my routine. I’m not looking for props, I lift because it’s what I love to do.
I doubt I’ll ever be able to Clean & Press 315lbs (although that’s my goal) let alone 185kg. I’m not an Olympic Lifter. I consider myself a recreational bodybuilder that dabbles in power and olympic lifting.
I’d like to see more little challenges on this site just as friendly compettion to guage ourselves against others. I picked 185lbs because I figured most could at least get it a couple times.
That being said, leave your panties at the door and try it. Let us know how you make out.
I can respect that. And as a recreational BB, O-lifting can build a mighty physique, you should try focusing on it sometime.[/quote]
I sort of did. For about 4 months last spring I only trained 4 days/week:
Day 1 - Bench/Row supersets
Day 2 - Deadlifts
Day 3 - OFF
Day 4 - Clean & Press
Day 5 - Squats
Day 6 - OFF
Day 7 - OFF
I never ever went to failure, only took 60 second rests between sets, and did NO assistance work.
Reps looked something like this:
It was the most strength I’ve gained in a 4 month time span but it was mostly excercise related CNS training because although all those lifts went up considerabley, my front squat, incline dumbell bench, side laterals, curls etc didn’t really change, actually went down a bit due to lack of ‘practice’.