Hi, I just had a quick question about power cleans. When bringing the bar from the finished position (standing upright) back to the floor, do you guys do this in a controlled step where you bring it down to a hang and place it on the floor or do u just drop it?
The reason why I am wondering is because I have always placed the bar on the ground in a controlled manner, but i feel that this is starting to hurt my shoulders. (I have had torn cartiledge in one for years (before I even started weight training), and recently my other shoulder has really started to hurt). On the internet I have seen done both ways, but I cannot just drop it because at the places where I workout this is not allowed.
Also, I do power cleans twice a week after sprints, and I do 3x3 at about 85% (200 lbs). Is this too often to do these?? Do you think I am asking for trouble working out this way?
By the way I am 19 and weich about 160 lbs. Thanks for taking the time to read this.
You can lower the bar either way. Of course, in your situation (shoulder) it would probably be better just to drop it. If you have olympic(rubber) plates, I’d just tell the gym your situation and drop the bar each rep. If you’re using regular old weights I can see how they wouldn’t want you to drop the bar.
3x3 85% isn’t too much in my opinion. I might even do a little more.