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Cleans: Back or Shoulders

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2003/08/05 19:13:08 (permalink)

Cleans: Back or Shoulders

If you were to include cleans in 3-day-split routine, would do them with chest/shoulders/triceps or back/biceps. Or is not realistic to try to include them in a 3-day-split.

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    RE: Cleans: Back or Shoulders 2003/11/23 12:18:20 (permalink)
    why not have a back shoulder and triceps day cleans are mainly back i would say or you can just do i few light sets high reps as a first exercise good warm up i take this is a power clean if you did a full clean and press that would obviously warm your shoulders up. you bb guys should technically call it a power clean or a squat clean two different exercises two different results
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    RE: Cleans: Back or Shoulders 2003/11/23 12:46:24 (permalink)

    I would put it on the back day as its similar to the deadlift in the muscles it recruits, just recruit them a lot faster.

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    RE: Cleans: Back or Shoulders 2003/12/18 22:01:56 (permalink)
    Howdy tuffnut,
    Having done a fair bit of cleans in the past (about 170Kg max)i would do them only once or twice a week to get the best results, try not to do too much heavy leg exercises in the same session as cleans, you'll get a sort of 'neuromuscular burnout' after a month or two.
    You could also try cleans once a week from a box/platform at roughly knee height (this takes some stress off the lower back, working the traps harder.)
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    RE: Cleans: Back or Shoulders 2003/12/19 08:48:07 (permalink)
    not many guys in scotland doing a 170kg clean, what are you weighing?
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