The Soviets did a study about the correlation between maximum Olympic lifts and assistance exercises. The first four lifts with “highest correlation” for helping on the competition platform were: Power Clean Power Snatch Clean Overhead Squat An article on one of America’s lifting superstars once summarized his secret with this wonderful line: “through extensive work….
Cleans top off quickly, so consider dropping them (heresy!!!) for a couple of weeks and either try doing snatches, in their place on the program you are using or maybe something as esoteric as sled dragging. Or BOTH.
Compiled from various resources from the work of Bob Hoffman. Numbers are Gold, Silver and Bronze for each weight class
The exercises that “work” for me on Tabatas are: Military Press: but you will do 11 reps in the first 20 seconds and be praying for 3 in the 8th. Maybe the muscle groups are too small. You could add more legs as you go through, but I found that then the weights are too….
The germ of the idea of this lift came from my conversations at the “Old School” site. It is simply a variation of Brooks Kubik’s bottom position squats. Here is my original post: After I posted that “little gem” from Strength and Health, I have been struggling with finding an alternative (for those who know….