Legends - 09 September 2021 (Medball Clean)
Updated: Oct 5
Why learn the Med Ball Clean?
“Middle age tends to be where our physiological systems start to decline, your testosterone starts to decrease, and muscle gains start to become slow,”
says Stephen Chao, DPT, CSCS, a physical therapist at Integrated Health Sciences in New York City.
“Weightlifting can also have benefits over regular resistance training in that it’s incredibly anaerobic, requiring very short duration energy systems, and neuromuscular adaptations from Olympic lifting can translate to more muscle engagement and an ability to rapidly recruit muscle fibers to afford you stability,” Chao adds. “If you’re on a bus and it suddenly jerks or twists, that needs a quick leg and hip reaction. I call that reactive stability, and it’s something most people tend to lose as they get older.” (Source: Barbend )
The medball clean is a great place to start learning olympic lifting for adults, or simply activate the lesser used fast-twitch muscle fibres that don't get attention during compound (strength-based) lifts such as the deadlift and squat.
Here is a video on how the medball clean is performed!
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