The power clean is a very important movement that teaches power and explosiveness. It leads to being able to rapidly getting weight up to your rack position for going overhead. The push jerk is essential to pushing heavy weight overhead. This combination of two movements are a huge benefit to the athelete in strength and conditioning.
This can be a tough movement for those new to Olympic Lifts but that is why we use the PVC pipe so much. After a month of working through many of the fundamental movements Deb, Adriana and Curtis moved on to the more complex barbell exercise. They all learned the Power Clean and Jerk and steadily improved on form, coordination and technique throughout the WOD. Great job all of you!