Description of the Muscle Clean by Catalyst Athletics: The muscle clean removes the pull under the bar while keeping all other mechanics the same—the bar is pulled as it would be in the clean, but the athlete continues lifting it to the rack position without re-bending the knees. Like the muscle snatch, the movement can be helpful as a strength exercise to improve the lifter’s power in the third pull. It can also be helpful to correct crashing of the bar on the shoulders by allowing the athlete to practice racking in a more controlled manner and without the distractions of surrounding movements.
Conditioning: On the minute for 10:00 with 70-75% of today's 1rm:
- 1 Muscle Clean
- 1 Hang Power Clean
- 1 Power Clean
- 1 Clean
- 2-5 Pull Ups (pick # based on ability to finish within the minute)
Post weights and rounds to comments.