Saturday, February 9, 2019

Saturday, February 9, 2019

bear complex

The barbell bear complex consists, sequentially, of:

  • power clean
  • front squat
  • push press
  • back squat
  • behind-the-neck push press
  • then, return the bar to the ground for the next power clean

The movements may be modified, broken-up or combined in any way, so long as these parameters are met:

  1. The power clean starts at the ground and finishes at full hip extension. Squat cleans and/or a deadlift + hang power clean combination are acceptable.
  2. Squats must finish at, or below the parallel position and presses must finish locked-out overhead.
  3. Presses may be strict presses, push presses, or push jerks.
  4. Squats and presses can be distinct or combined into a thruster. However, you may not receive the clean in a (front) squat and move directly into a thruster—stand first.
  5. You may rest anywhere but on the floor, even to re-grip.

Compare results to August 26, 2016.

1 Comment

  1. MPH | February 12, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    Seth C.: 75-75-75-lbs.
    Sergio L.: 75-75-75-lbs.
    Aron S.: 65-55-55-lbs.
    Anna Go.: 55-55-55-lbs.
    Kate G.: 55-55-55-lbs.
    Katie G.: 55-55-55-lbs.
    Melanie J.: 35-35-35-lbs.
    Vanessa R.: 45-45-45-lbs.
    Jarod F.: 115-125x-115x-lbs.
    Bill G.: 115-125-135-lbs.
    Al C.: 90-95-100-lbs.
    Michael H.: (sub: 4 rounds of 10x strict bodyrow + 30x pushup + 50 air squat)
    Francisco L.: 85-95-105-lbs.
    Denny W. : 85-95-95-lbs.
    Charlie K.: 85-95-95-lbs.
    Sean Q.: 95-95-115-lbs.
    Kat S.: 65-70-85-lbs.
    Joe R.: 65-70-80-lbs.
    Holmes H.: 55-60-65-lbs.
    Megan M.: 65-70-x-lbs.
    Shari F.: sub: power clean + 3x squat + 3x power clean + 3x squat + 3x pushup + 15″ plank, 8 rounds
    Matthew W.: 95-95-95-lbs.
    Michael F.: 95-95-95-lbs.
    Peter Mc.: 105-105-110-lbs.
    Ryan A.: 95-95-95-lbs.
    Dave R.: 135-135-135x-lbs.
    Hari P.: 115-125-125-lbs.
    Borja G.: 105-115-115-lbs.
    Charles B.: 95-95-95-lbs.
    Kevin K.: 95-95-95-lbs.
    Kyle M.: 95-95-95-lbs.
    Aaron B.: 85-90-95-lbs.
    John La.: 85-90-90x-lbs.
    Kate H.: 55-60-55-lbs.
    Kate H.: 55-60-60-lbs.
    Lauren M.: 45-45-45-lbs.
    Taisia: 45-45-45-lbs.
    Anu B.: 85-75-75-lbs. (sub: 2 deadlift + 2 hpc + 2 sto)
    Chris C.: 125-135-135-lbs.
    Sean F.: 115-125-125-lbs.
    Mark Ab.: 115-115-115-lbs.
    Zach F.: 95-105-110-lbs.
    Andy G.: 95-95-95-lbs.
    Carl L.: 95-105-95-lbs.
    Miranda B.: 55x-35-35-lbs.
    Jon K.: 75-65-65-lbs.
    Michael B.: 95-85-85-lbs.
    Danny P.: 65-65-60-lbs.
    Chris H.: 125-135-145-lbs.
    Joya TD.: 65-65-65-lbs.
    Peter Mc.: 105-110-110-lbs.
    Ryan A.: 95-95-95-lbs.
    David C.: 85-85-85-lbs.
    John N.: 85-85x-75-lbs.


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