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Old 09-25-2006, 01:10 PM   #1
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I was watching the West Virginia game on Saturday. The announcer said their fullback, at a BW of 260#, does hang cleans with 435# for 18 reps! Is this in the realm of possibility?
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Old 09-25-2006, 02:47 PM   #2
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Hmmm, well the WR in the super heavyweight division is 578.6#....
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Old 09-25-2006, 03:44 PM   #3
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Maybe I'm wrong and this is quite feasible for someone at 260, but these kind of comments from sports announcers often get screwed up since they usually have no idea what they're talking about. Maybe he does 6 sets of 3 at 435 or something like that. It's like a game of telephone where the information gets corrupted along the way.
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Old 09-25-2006, 04:08 PM   #4
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there are HS students who power clean 300 +, so it's possible.
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Old 09-25-2006, 05:35 PM   #5
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In football, you don't have to rack the cleans... In weightlifting we call those "high pulls"...
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Old 09-25-2006, 05:41 PM   #6
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My HS quarterback(in 1995) power cleaned 315, easy iirc. And we racked it in football workouts.

I don't think it was 18 straight. But 6x3 or 9x2, sure.
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all the football players i've known rack their cleans.
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Old 09-25-2006, 07:51 PM   #8
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either way we are conjecturing on a sports anouncers probable conjecture!?! HUH
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Old 09-26-2006, 03:15 AM   #9
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Ever seen some of these college football training gyms?? (if not high school now)...tons of lifting platforms for Oly lifting...would not surprise me if that's a heavy focus on the college if not High school level in most top programs.
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Old 09-26-2006, 04:55 AM   #10
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I know the focus on Oly lifting is there with the smart programs. I'm not even surprised by the weight. 18 consecutive reps, however... makes me feel like chucking it all. I had a hard enough time getting 435 to my waist the other day ('course an extra 70 pounds of meat would help!)
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