The 9th Soul

Strengthening Cleans And Pistols

Posted in health, life by Fated Blue on July 13, 2014

I’ve been trying to do double cleans with my 32kg pair (140 lb total) to perform double front squats, double lunges, and one-arm push-presses. I’ve so far only done very sloppy double cleans. My description of it would be like overextending my back and catching the two kettlebells on my chest with my legs bending towards the front. It’s really that ugly. I figured I should try to fix my cleans before I end up breaking my back or worse.

So for 20 minutes yesterday, I did the workout below. One round would go like this:

6 x One-arm clean per arm

5 x Pistol squat per leg

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