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Cleans And Then...


#1

Hey guys,

I'm going to be adding snatches and another exercise into my routinue for some more variety.

Would you recommend the clean/jerk, clean/press, or clean/push press if overall strength is the primary goal?

Or maybe a good option is cycling the lifts, like two weeks of jerks followed by two weeks of press, etc.

Would this be a good idea to train for explosive strength as well as grinding strength?


#2

Try front squat immediate push press.
Blast the push press right out of the hole. Talk about explosion!

TNT


#3

Cycle them around is the short answer. Are you training for sport or just for fun/health/strength?

-Dan


#4

Currently I'm training for muay thai, but still love to train for overall strength. I basically do low reps, low sets, but higher frequency workouts revolving the core lifts. I'm trying not to tax my legs too much during lifting (besides some squats and deads).


#5

Oh, okay. In that case I'd stick with the more explosive versions most of the time (at least 2/3, up to 3/4 of the time, depending on whether or not speed is a weakness for you) and use push presses/strict presses the other portion.

Kick some ass

-Dan


#6

Cool, thanks for the advice.