I was looking at Strengthlevel standards for clean and press vs press levels and I noticed that clean and press has higher standards:
BW - beg - nov - int - adv - elite (lbs)
180 - 90 - 130 - 181 - 240 - 305 < clean and press
180 - 76 - 108 - 148 - 194 - 244 < strict press
Why is C&P higher than the regular press?
I’ve noticed this myself, I feel stronger when I clean the weight before pressing it, the rep is smoother and the initial push feels easier. But I can’t figure out why, since starting from the front rack position (bar resting on front delts) has MORE rom than starting from the regular press position (usually somehwere between clavicles and chin).
I thought it had something to do with the muscles being pre-loaded and the nervous system already primed by the clean, but not sure if it makes any sense.