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The No. 1 Fat Burning / Muscle Building Exercise… Power Clean and Press

The “Power Clean and Press” is the movement that burns a fat, builds muscle wile increasing  strength and speed. Although this exercise targets primarily the front deltoids, it also works the trapezius, the quadriceps, the hamstrings, the gluts, and the triceps.

How To Do It:

Place an Olympic barbell on the floor and make sure that there is plenty of room on either side of the bar. Load the bar with the appropriate poundage, place your feet approximately shoulder width apart, and make sure that the bar is over the tops of your feet at the midpoint (halfway between your toes and your heel).

From this position, bend down and grasp the bar with an overhand grip. Making sure that your knee’s do not shoot out over your toe’s, lower your buttocks to the floor until your thighs are parallel to the floor. It is of extreme importance that your lower back does not become arched during any point of this movement. If, during this movement, your lower back becomes arched, you dramatically increase the chances of sustaining a career ending lower back injury.

Using perfect form for this exercise should be your primary concern. It is of little value, and is even less impressive, to use too much weight while employing sloppy form.

After you have followed the above instructions and are ready to perform the movement, contract your shoulder blades, look straight ahead and explode upward from the bottom of the movement. Using a quick movement, snap the weight up to chest level and then, using your shoulders, triceps and trapezius, push the weight toward the ceiling in a straight line. Then, under control, lower the weight back down to its original position on the floor. If you find yourself leaning too far backwards, use less poundage until you’re able to perform the movement with perfect form.

Pick a heavy weight, preform the lift as many times as you can, rest 60-90 seconds, then repeat 3-5 times!

“But , how many reps should I do???” I don’t believe in trying to accomplish some arbitrary number of reps. Your set is not done until you CAN NOT DO ANY MORE!!! Don’t even count the reps, just do as many as you can! Only count the sets and seconds between your sets every time you workout. Good luck!

I am lifting only 110 pounds in the video above… here is a video of a guy doing the clean and press with 580 pounds!!! (do not try to lift 580 pounds at home)


For best results, make sure you follow a good total body routine and diet
(you get both in my workout plan). It may also help to try a good fat burner like TEA REXX, it is what I use to help me stay ripped.

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2 thoughts on “The No. 1 Fat Burning / Muscle Building Exercise… Power Clean and Press

  1. Hey Brandon, ya this is a good workout but ur form seems to be off with the power clean and push press. The way I’ve learned power clean was when going up start by straight out legs then back, shrug up shoulders and get under the bar in like a half squat pos. and with the press to before push squat a little bit and kinda jump with the push and widen stance some.

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