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Good luck Michaela and Zach in Nationals this weekend!

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. -Catalyst Athletics

18 / July / 2014 Friday

WOD:

Coaches Choice:
Build to heavy muscle clean
2×5 min AMRAP with 5 min rest

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