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Barbell Cleans

Barbell Cleans
Equipment required
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  1. Stand with your feet a little wider than shoulder width apart with your hands firmly gripped on the barbell at about the same width as your feet. The barbell should be resting on your upper thighs
  2. Using your hips for initial explosiveness, thrust them forward into the barbell
  3. At the same time bring the barbell up along your body using the initial thrust
  4.  Finish with the barbell resting across your upper pectoral muscles
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Barbell cleans is a gym work out exercise that targets shoulders and also involves middle back / lats and upper back & lower traps. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this exercise correctly. Dumbbell shrugs, turkish get ups and shoulder pole / broomstick stretch are related exercise that target the same muscle groups as barbell cleans. Visit our directory for more exercises.
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