A guy who deadlifts 200lbs can very likely add a lot of noticeable size FOR THEM to their frame in a week just by flushing the muscles with blood. This is not a permanent adaption.
Original poster good on you, you have a lot of enthusiasm and I guarantee you, you CAN bust all your records. You are at the enviable early stages where you really can make massive poundage gains fast. In a year or so you will be fighting for every 5lbs increase so enjoy it while it lasts!
Note that it takes around 2-3 weeks of doing something new before your body decides it had better make a real and permanent physiological change to cope. After 3 weeks of regular power cleaning you should back off from it for 5 days or so, in fact lighten all training for a week and eat a tonne of food. Your body will continue adapting but instead of burning the calories will load them in to real permanent muscle. In fact after 1 week off you could come back and test your personal bests and you should find they have gone up.
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thanx for the props man… should’ve read your post before i hit the weights today… i’ll never plan on doing heavy shoulder work after doing a PR of deads from the last workout… doing lateral raises was actually making me wince today. 30 lbs dbs at that. embarrassing doesn’t even begin to describe that feeling…
another q along the same lines: can one use dbs for power cleans to improve the ‘form’/execution of the exercise? there seems to be a weird imbalance of strength for me, right in between the actual clean and the jerk… my arms seem to feel the burn in different areas by the time i’m done with a set…