Why is the power clean even in the starting strength program? Doesn't seem like a beginner exercise.

Why is the power clean even in the starting strength program? Doesn't seem like a beginner exercise. Does anyone who does starting strength even do it?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it's a beginner exercise if you start with like no weight lol

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because SS is a high school offseason american football programme and power cleans are a favourite lift of gridiron coaches

      It has nothing to do with the amount of weight. Power cleans are a skilled athletic move (not as much as a full C&J or a snatch, but still). Just throwing a barbell up to your clavicle is a recipe for uncoordinated disaster.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >a skilled athletic move
        Which is why it's not good for beginners

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They teach 85iq 16 year olds to do it in sports programmes, you don't need to be some sort of weightlifting guru to do a fricking power clean

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It helps you mentally with converting latent strength to power.
    Plus it's one of the more fun movements when you get good at them without the time commitment of snatches

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because SS is a high school offseason american football programme and power cleans are a favourite lift of gridiron coaches

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The power clean is one of if not the best exercise you can do.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    DON'T FALL FOR THE SS MEME

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It satisfies Ripetoad's impish sense of humor. In addition to giving you homosexual thighs and breasts, he can get you to injure yourself, too. It brings him great joy.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because SS was originally designed to rapidly get people with no training prepared for football. Power exercises like cleans are essential for that as it develops explosiveness

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      And it is done under the supervision of a coach. If you have no coach then a kettlebell clean would be safer on the shoulder, but harder to progressively overload. I guess you could with a pair of adjustable bells.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Kb salesman detected

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I’ve never done a power clean and probably never will. Just seems like a bad idea CrossFit-tier move and I’ve never been interested in trying it. Maybe I’m missing out but I don’t care.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Does anyone who does starting strength even do it?
    I did and it became my favorite lift when I got the form right.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Power cleans are more functional than deadlifts.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Idk why everyone is acting like this is some kind of sorcery. It's literally just picking a barbell up. I found IST 15 years ago, started with SS and "taught" myself proper form through reading. It got me into great shape and I was a pt stud when I enlisted in the marine corps. Powercleans are a great exercise

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      most reasonable post itt. i don't understand why everyone is such a pussy homosexual

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Based and not a moron and/or pussy pilled

      Do your fricking power cleans

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because SS was based on Bill Starr's programming in The Strongest Shall Survive (which I'll call SSS)
    In that program the three main lifts were Squat / Bench / Power Clean
    The program was primarily targeted at youth american football players, and the clean was considered a very useful exercise for them
    In SSS Starr talks about maxing your gains with Power Cleans, then progressing to High Pulls ("Power Pulls") for more weight, then Power Shrugs from blocks, and then comes pic related.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I’m doing 3x12 now including deadlifts and while I’ve been taking my time and slowly increasing weight, I’m only doing 240 now, I do worry about fricking my back up. 12 reps feels much more tiring and working the muscles more than 5 reps but I’m concerned that as I get fatigued I’ll zone out and suffer from form breakdown and frick my back up.

      I just want to look good and be a bit stronger so I’m getting more into a bodybuilder routine. Deadlifts are a habit at this point and I do wonder if I should just put that energy and fatigue into different exercises that will have more impact.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        12 is too many reps for deads or cleans. 5 is fine for deads, 3 is good for cleans, these exercises are better for pushing weight up rather than doing so many reps you deal with fatigue as that's when you're more likely to break down in technique

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I program power exercises precisely for the development of maximal output under varying loads - it's good cross training, anyways.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What does this do? It seems very dangerous jerking heavy weight like that.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Clean and press is FUN

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    powerlards larping as athletes oh my!

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Everything is a beginner exercise until you practice it

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How else do you get you weight into position for OHP?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You are allowed to use a squat rack for OHP once you hit 1pl8 for working reps.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I feel like once you can OHP 1 plate for reps it's almost trivial to clean that weight into position.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I use a squat rack to focus on the OHP not lifting the weight beforehand. I lift in an empty gym so it isn’t a problem.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Getting power cleans to a decent level is pretty easy, just a few weeks of work with the bar and then a few weeks with light weight. It's super beginner friendly as long as you're not moronic.
    Perfecting the movement can take more than a year but that's something else entirely.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    no

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