I’m a newcomer to T-Nation and posting here because people simply know how to train here.
For the past 3 months I’ve made no progress whatsoever in my cleans or snatches. For one month I tried a high-frequency GTG type training specific to snatches, and failed to add any weight to them. Another month I tried switching up with plenty of variation, including hang pulls, close-grip snatches, cleans from blocks, and so on.
It’s not specifically the hang clean that I want to improve, but my overall explosiveness. I’m just starting to throw for track and want to have a base of power before I can transfer it through the technique work we’ll begin in a couple months. Hang cleans and hang snatches (esp. close-grip) are great for throwing, and I can’t imagine that I’ve made much progress in my power if the weights on these haven’t been budging. It’s not like I’ve reached a high limit type of plateau, either – my hang clean max is 180 lbs, which is actually 20 lbs lower than from the floor.
Can someone offer suggestions for moving past this wall I’ve hit? I really appreciate it. I’ll post anything you need to know that could help – other lift numbers might be relevant, etc.