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May 21, 2019

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Workout of the Day

3 rounds for time of:

1,000-m row
15 clean and jerks

♀ 95 lb. ♂ 135 lb.

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Power Clean & Push Jerk


The speed and force with which the clean (and, yes, the snatch) drives loads give it developmental properties that other weight training movements cannot match. Deadlifts, squats, and bench presses will never approximate the speed and force and consequently the power required of a clean at larger loads. For this simple reason, while these are important movements, they are not the clean’s peers. Power is that important.

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