When we program cleans (or snatches) for strength, we don’t prescribe a rep scheme. This is a complex lift, generally requiring a significant amount of practice to develop proficiency. We want to take the opportunity to go through the movement bit by bit with little to no weight (even the best lifters in the world spend time practicing with a dowel), then work with each athlete on the parts and pieces that require the most attention. It’s a chance to get some quality technique work in. If you’re looking good, and feeling good, you can even use the time to see how heavy you can go. Some of you work hang cleans, others go from the floor, a lot of you stick with power cleans, but Wednesday you may want to practice the full clean.
We’re teaching the lift as usual, but bringing it out of the platform room, and onto the main gym floor for the metcon too.
December 1, 2010
WOD: 12 Rounds
30 seconds Squat Cleans (60kg/40kg)
30 seconds Rest
*Score is total reps completed