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Old 06-01-2011, 04:11 PM   #111
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Re: are power cleans useful for the majority of lifters?

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Well, I don't consider this lifting.

I consider it conditioning.

And, I don't expect that it would make anyone's power clean better, which is why I don't do it anymore and why I don't program it for anyone else.
Hey Tamara, I am confused here. Suppose you do WOD's (metcons) that has, say, a total of 30 power cleans that is (say) 75% of your 1-rep-max. Wouldn't that both help with conditioning and help with power clean strength?

I get what you are saying about how bad technique might be locked in if the athlete has bad technique to begin with, but suppose the athlete's technique is basically good. I also get that no number of 95-lb power cleans will help someone with a 225-lb power clean increase his max.

This is not a rhetorical question. I'm asking this as a novice.

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Old 06-01-2011, 04:16 PM   #112
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Re: are power cleans useful for the majority of lifters?

Metcons are done with Olympic lifts because the O-lifts are a good choice for metcons, not because metcons are a good choice for O-lifts.
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Old 06-01-2011, 04:22 PM   #113
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Metcons are done with Olympic lifts because the O-lifts are a good choice for metcons, not because metcons are a good choice for O-lifts.
I get that O-lifts are great for met-cons, I am wondering if met-cons can at least be decent for the O-lifts.
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Old 06-01-2011, 04:27 PM   #114
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Re: are power cleans useful for the majority of lifters?

well i stopped being a puss and went and did my 3 x 5 work set of 165 lb power cleans today... onto week 12 and 170 next wednesday.
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I get that O-lifts are great for met-cons, I am wondering if met-cons can at least be decent for the O-lifts.
Not really. No one is going to have good technique if he's trying to do 30 reps as fast as possible. If the weight is light and his form is good to begin with, it may not degrade much, but it won't improve.

If you want to get better at o-lifting, there are lots of programs that will help you.

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Old 06-01-2011, 08:01 PM   #116
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Re: are power cleans useful for the majority of lifters?

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I get that O-lifts are great for met-cons, I am wondering if met-cons can at least be decent for the O-lifts.
Short answer ~ never
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