Gym In Champions Gate Florida- Benefits Of The Clean!

We use the Squat Clean in the Gym In Champions Gate Florida because it helps develop explosive power, strength, and muscle in the lower body and core.  it’s one of the most efficient, all-encompassing movements you can do for full-body power and strength!

It’s the great irony of fitness: we keep innovating, but, at the same time, we’re always going back to basics.

Despite new apps, new equipment, new gyms, and new online training platforms, the biggest, strongest, leanest, and most powerful people on the planet still skip most of the trends (fads?) and do the same basic lifts that their predecessors relied on a century ago. For example, squats and cleans with a good old-fashioned barbell.

Combine these two classic movements and you have the squat clean, a foundation exercise for Olympic weightlifters, and a great choice for people who are looking to get stronger, more explosive, and more functionally fit overall.


“The squat clean sounds simple, but when executed properly, it’s actually an incredibly complex exercise,” says Chris Ryan, CSCS, instructor for the interactive home gym company MIRROR ( and a USA Weightlifting (USAW) Level 1 and CrossFit Powerlifting-certified coach. “The ultimate goal is force production and transfer from the feet, legs, hips, core, and back. It’s a full-body movement with maximal power.”


What Muscles Does the Squat Clean Work?

Nearly all the major muscles get involved when doing squat cleans. They include:

–Glutes (gluteus maximus, gluteus medius) 

–Quadriceps (vastus lateralis, intermedius, and medialis; rectus femoris) 

–Hamstrings (biceps, femoris, semimembranosis, semitendonosis) 

–Calves (gastrocnemius, soleus)

These muscles get the lift started, taking the weight off the floor and then explosively extending your hips, knees, and ankles (what weightlifters call “triple extension”) to propel the bar up to the rack position. The quads, glutes, and hamstrings are also the main players in the squatting portion of the lift.

–Abdominals and core 

–Trur core properly.apezius (middle and upper portions)

–Shoulders (front and lateral deltoids)

The traps and delts assist the lower body in getting the bar up to shoulder level, and stabilize it during the squat.



That is why we throw in dumbbell clean, kettle-bell cleans, and barbell cleans into our BURN60 and BURN30 classes!

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