You can fake a clean. don’t actually catch it, just get your chest somewhere near the bar before it starts to fall. Also don’t sit under the bar, just spread your legs like you’re doing a jumping jack.
I heard a rumor that Barwis does 10-12 reps sets on cleans. While obviously this isn’t a very good idea technique wise, it will generate some big-time numbers when you plug the weights and reps into a max calculator.
I would be very impressed if its true, but I am skeptical to say the least. [/quote]
Every time you think you’ve hit bottom someone grabs a shovel. Not catching the clean? Do people even count this as a clean, rather than a high pull. Man, I mean I guess there is a ton of power being generated there either way, but still…
For the record, even if someone just split their legs to the side, I’d count it as long as they actually racked it on their shoulders. Not the best technique, but not illegal either I believe.
I’m VERY skeptical as well. I’m hesitant to call anybody a liar, but you bring up an interesting point in terms of using a max calculator and claiming that. What a crock.