I don’t know, I guess I’m a sucker for big numbers. People are beginning to hit numbers that just a few years ago seemed absolutely untouchable. For the men it was the 600# Deadlift, 500# Back Squat, 400# Clean & Jerk, and 300# Snatch that I could have never imagined.
Yesterday I watched the “Test of Fitness” video which was posted on the Games site. The thing that stood out to me was how many times the athletes who were interviewed mentioned the “athlete of the future”. They kept talking about numbers. Sub 5:00 Mile, 500# Back Squat, 400# Clean & Jerk were just a few that were mentioned. These numbers were said to be coming in the next 10 years.
Nick Bloch runs a 5:30 mile, has a sub 20 minute 5k, Back Squats 550#, Deadlifts 620#, Snatches 290#, and on Friday Cleaned 400#. He can’t Jerk it yet, but don’t worry – he’s got 10 years to work on it.
Nick Bloch – 400# Clean:
5X2 Clean & Jerk @ 70% – do not go above percentage, rest 90 sec.
As long as you want to establish a 1RM Back Squat.
Notes: The Cleans should provide a good warmup, but you will still need some Squat sets of 2-3 reps. Once you reach the 80-90% range, take 2 minutes rest then perform a “Walkout” (simply set up like you’re going to squat, walk out of the rack, and hold the weight on your back for 5 seconds – DO NOT attempt to squat – belts are recommended for this movement) with 5-10% more than your projected maximal Squat. If you are projecting 400#, walk out with approximately 425#. After your “Walkout”, rest 2 minutes then begin your near maximal and maximal attempts. If you have not missed an attempt you may go slightly over the time limitation.
50 Deficit HSPU 6/4″