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 it done both ways, but I cannot just drop it because at the places where I workout this is not allowed. Do you think the strain of placing the bar could have anything to do with my shoulders hurting?
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 ( I do warmup, and have warmup sets)?? Do you think I am asking for trouble working out this way?
By the way I am 19 and weigh about 160 lbs. Thanks for taking the time to read this.