Ever have an exercise you just can't master? This is one of mine.
-you don't hang ftom anything,
-and they don't simulate a cleaning movement. You know like Mr Miagi...
wax on, wax off.
This is a weight lifting excercise that I haven't been able to figure out.
You see, I'm one of those. 'Why' people. If I know why I do something, I can do it so much better.
Even if, in the category of excercise, I know what it's supposed to simulate, or what muscle group it's working, or what skill I'm building toward.
But this one, Hang Cleans.
I just don't have use for... at all!
So why do we do them?
I simply don't understand.
This move just seems complicated and nonsensical. No matter when I've been instructed to do them, no one has ever been able to explain to me why I would need to master this motion.
If I had to explain it to someone who had no idea what it was, I would maybe call it a squat.
But it would seem that there's this extra bounce and heel hop you have to add to the motion in the middle that is supposed to give you some extra momentum. Then you do the deep squat. And then as you stand fully you lift the bar or barbells over your head.
Well, I guess that's right
And then I ask myself again...
so why am I doing them?
I'm truly sorry to all those cross-fitters I've just offended.
I tried not to complain out loud this morning in bootcamp.
And I only asked two or three times how to do them.
So why is this motion so hard for me?
And is that hopping part in the middle really necessary?
My inner monologue:
Oh my gosh, Just do it, Lisa and be quiet! Trust #theTrainer and...
lean not on your own understanding.
Maybe day after tomorrow, some sore muscle will tell you why you did them.
In the future you will be stronger. Then you will have grown into this move, and will better understand it's purpose. Trust #theTrainer. There is a progression to the plan for your life.
He knows how strong you really are...