Dumbbell Clean is an explosive exercise that works your whole body. It starts with the athlete standing with a dumbbell in each hand and feet shoulder-width apart. Then you lower the weights to the floor by flexing at the hips and knees. Next, you explosively jump upward by extending the hips, knees and ankles, keeping your arms straight until full extension is reached. After full extension, you receive the weight in a squat position, allowing the arms to bend and guiding the dumbbells to your shoulders. Finally, you extend the hips and knees to finish in a standing position with the weights on your shoulders. This exercise targets your lower body and core muscles, as well as providing a cardiovascular workout.
The Dumbbell Clean can be incorporated into workouts in a variety of ways to add intensity and variety. Here are a few examples:
1. Full-body circuit: Include the Dumbbell Clean as part of a circuit workout. Perform a set of Dumbbell Cleans followed by other exercises such as push-ups, lunges, and planks. Repeat the circuit for a set number of rounds or time.
2. HIIT workout: Incorporate the Dumbbell Clean into a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout. Alternate between sets of Dumbbell Cleans and other cardiovascular exercises like burpees, mountain climbers, or jump squats. Perform each exercise at maximum effort for a set amount of time, followed by a short rest period. Repeat for multiple rounds.
3. Strength training: Use the Dumbbell Clean as a compound exercise in a strength training routine. Include it in a lower body or full-body workout, along with exercises like squats, deadlifts, and lunges. Perform multiple sets and repetitions of the Dumbbell Clean, gradually increasing the weight as you become stronger.
4. Tabata training: Incorporate the Dumbbell Clean into a Tabata workout. Perform the exercise at maximum effort for 20 seconds, followed by 10 seconds of rest. Repeat for a total of 8 rounds. You can either focus solely on the Dumbbell Clean or alternate it with other exercises.
Remember to start with lighter weights and focus on proper