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Strength, Speed, Athleticism – The Three Pillars of Heavy Cleans w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash — Barbell Shrugged #401

The Clean is a beautiful combination of strength, speed, and athleticism. Strength to move heavy weights. Speed to move your body around the barbell. Athleticism to put it all together.  In the One Ton Challenge, if you are going to make it into the One Ton Club, you will need a big clean. In this episode of Barbell Shrugged, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash outline the technique, mobility, and training to increase your clean and get in to the One Ton Club.

Minute Breakdown:

0-10 – What you need to clean big weight.

11-20 – Raw Strength vs. Speed

21-30 – Sprints and Plyometrics for speed

31-40 – Differences in start positions from deadlift to the clean

41-50 – Dorsiflexion in the ankle to increase speed

51 -60 – Jumping vs. pulling under the bar

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Train smart,

Doug and Anders



Anders Varner

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