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Dumbell Power Cleans: Good or Bad?


#1

Hey coach i read Poliquin's article he wrote here: http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance/question_of_strength_february and he says they are a bad exercise. what is your thought on that? is it really bad or not?


#2

They are awkward for me. They lend themselves to too much extra movement.

If ilike db front swings as a replacement if you want a similar exercise.


#3

Literally, Charles just seems like he feels like putting out opinions to his already converted followers.

If you use 100's, they are super awkward, I would not recommend using 2 dumbbells unless your a baller. I see little point in using anything lighter than heavy, since I treat it as if it was an olympic lift


#4

They don't seem bad, just awkward. I do swings most of the time and one arm db snatches occasionally.