Cleans - how to incorporate into full body workout?

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Cleans - how to incorporate into full body workout?

Post by Han » Sun May 17, 2009 5:01 pm

Hi all.

I structure my full body workouts around horizontal or vertical push/pull movements, squats, and dead lifts. I'm thinking about doing some hang or power cleans, but I'm a bit confused as to how to incorporate them.

Would you typically count them as a hip dominant exercise, so use them to maybe replace a dead lift? E.g. I do heavy squats and deads on the weekend and light squats/RDLs during the week. Maybe I could do cleans instead of the light RDLs?

Would doing RDLs and cleans in the same workout be overdoing it?

What about the upper back? If I do cleans in a workout, will it affect my rows or chins?

Am interested to hear how others do it.

Han


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Post by Matt Z » Sun May 17, 2009 5:17 pm

I think you're on the right track treating cleans like a light deadlift.

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Post by Halfbreed » Tue May 19, 2009 11:39 am

I have recently started doing my cleans right after my heavy deadlift. However, I do my squatting on a different day altogther so that I can get the most strength/power from each, as I don't fatigue the large muscles just to try and do more large muscles.

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Post by Ironman » Wed May 20, 2009 5:16 am

You can substitute the rows out for cleans.


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