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"Bazooka Clean" - that's a new one on me.Bazooka-clean
I was thinking about ppl like me, with beaten up shoulders, elbows and wrists. I can't rack a heavy bb power clean anymore, but I can with 2xkbs.
Along those lines, I've been re-educating my right shoulder of late and for that purpose, I'm using the one-kettlebell clean and press. A deadlift or a swing, paired with putting something overhead, might be an expanded definition of a minimalist strength program. It really does seem to touch a lot of bases.
If y'all will forgive a diversion into kettlebell military press technique for a moment, what I've found most interesting in my recent journey is trying not to lean back at all when I press - in this way, especially with only one bell, you get an opportunity to see just how immoveable you can make your base of support. I'm 68 years young and have been lifting for about 20-25 years, and I weigh about 150 lbs. In the past, I've been able to press a 32 kg bell on both sides, but for this go-round, I started with just raising my hand over my head, then a 4 kg bell, and I've been climbing by 2 kg increments. This is both rehab and strength training for me, and I'm up to using mostly 18 and 20 kg bells in my presses. I know there will necessarily need to be at least a little more "body English" - hopefully very little more - as the weights increase, but I've been so focused on staying rock solid underneath my presses that I've had to cut back on some of my other exercise because lots of other things - glutes, quads, calves/feet, abs/core/lumbar - those things are all getting a lot of work in my one-bell presses right now.
I say all this to say I agree that a barbell clean and press, if you can do it, is something I could see as a one-stop-shop - you get explosive work with the clean, and you get the overhead press.