GO Green Fit: Pull-Ups And Power Cleans

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Our go-to trainer is back and this time combining pull-ups and power cleans in a workout that is done under a time limit. To warm up, he burns 50 calories on an AirDyne. And then with a bar holding 115 lbs, he does 12 power cleans. He follows these with 10 pull-ups. Then he does a set of 9 power cleans, again followed by 10 pull-ups. He follows each set of power cleans with 10 pull-ups. And then finally, he rounds out the workout by getting back on the AirDyne and burning another 50 calories.

Power cleans target your posterior chain: your glutes, lower back, hamstrings, calves, as well as your upper back and lats. Pull-ups of course work your middle back and lats and biceps. This routine, like all of crossfit, is very demanding on strength. And by performing this routine under time restrictions, you can really test yourself.

Watch the video to see our crossfit trainer performing the routine with precision. What do you think of the pull-ups and power cleans combination? Do you prefer the power cleans, or the pull-ups? Let us know in the comments below, or by tweeting us @underwearexpert.