One of my [short term] goals in life is to get a 300# DL, but I also want to work on explosive power for MMA.
It appears to my beginner’s eye that a clean is simply a dlift combined with a squat. Considering I’m not interested in the dlift or squats for their own sake (aside from the aforementioned goal), I’m wondering if it wouldn’t be better (better as in more efficient use of my time to do the two of them at once as it were) to simply work the cleans 2x/wk. rather than the dlift and squat.
Would I want to do the dlift and squat say 1-2x/wk. as supplements to my cleans?
Also, how do numbers for the Dlift and Squat appear: are they generally close or is one generally substantially larger than the other?
If my goal is for a 300# DL, should I expect the clean to help me get up there? For some reason, I have it in my head that Olift numbers would be smaller than Plifting ones. Is that generally the case?