12th November 2019


What muscles do the clean work?

The Power Clean engages all the major muscles in the body working together, from the calves all the way up to the traps—in much the same way you need to on the football field. That takes coordination. The Power Clean also strengthens the posterior chain, which includes the back muscles, glutes, hamstrings, and calves.

Consequently, what is a clean exercise?

Clean Instructions. With a barbell on the floor close to the shins, take an overhand (or hook) grip just outside the legs. Lower your hips with the weight focused on the heels, back straight, head facing forward, chest up, with your shoulders just in front of the bar.

Who holds the world record for clean and jerk?

Aleksey Lovchev lifts 264 kg making his World Record Clean and Jerk result for +105 kg on the 2015 World Championships in Baku. He broke the World Record in Clean and Jerk and in Total for the Super Heavyweight-category with this lift making Total World Record 475 kg.

What muscles are used in clean and jerk?

Below are the main muscle groups that are worked when performing the clean and jerk exercise.
  • Hamstrings.
  • Lower back and spinal erectors.
  • Quadriceps.
  • Trapezius.
  • Abdominals, obliques, and transverse abdominals.
  • Shoulders and scapular stabilizers.
  • Triceps, biceps, forearms.
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