I went to train on the track on Saturday doing some speed work (30metres *3 point start* 80metres gradually building to 95% max) followed by the weight room. This was my second time doing cleans and I was shocked at the fact that I could manage 40kg! I can bring the bar up really high, it’s just getting underneath the bar that I have problems with.
Would you say this is something to do with having weak core?
Usually, I can tuck jump almost half my height with one leg in plyometrics, yet, I struggle to get underneath the bar whilst doing CLEANS! 🙁
I was speaking to an athlete who recently graduated from Texas A&M;, and he was implying that cleans are a lot more beneficial than plyometrics. Can anyone explain the reason why? and what are the main differences in the benefits of doing cleans and plyometrics?