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Block Clean High-Pull






AKA Clean high-pull from blocks, clean high-pull off blocks
 
The block clean high-pull is an abbreviated clean high-pull.
 
 
Execution
 
The block clean high-pull should be performed identically to the clean high-pull except that the bar begins resting on blocks instead of the floor. The most common block heights are knee and below the knee.
 
 
Purpose
 
The block clean high-pull is a way to train the final extension and upper body movement of the clean high-pull with reduced fatigue and overall training load on the athlete, or to give the legs and back a break during periods of very heavy training or when needing to reduce loading for recovery purposes. It can also be used as a way to emphasize upper body strength development.  
 
 
Programming
 
The block clean high-pull would be used for essentially the same reasons as the clean high-pull, but would be substituted if there is a need for reducing the load on the legs and back, or reducing the overall training load during a recovery period. It may also be used as more of an upper body strengthening exercise by reducing the contribution of the lower body. Use 3-5 reps per set, typically around 70-85% of the lifter’s best clean.
 
 
 
Variations
 
The block clean high-pull can be performed from blocks of any height. To add grip strengthening to the exercise, it can be performed without straps. 




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