I also love that lift, Bill, and have practicing in some variations all my life...because it gives me driving power.
But here are some comments from Marcus which are interesting….no question he is a very powerful man and a solid hitter with punches and kicks…even Gary Khoury was impressed with the power. So what he does with the weights really does the job.
Hey Van, glad you liked the clip
Darren got it made and it’s been great, no need for expensive bumper plates and room for platforms.
As for Bills critique, well …. As the YouTube clip states our first attempt it is never meant to be a clean and jerk, if you have the need for boxes, maybe a power clean and push press.
Definitely aimed at the upper body, as a side it really hits the upper back, and that area so associated with punching power.
But the real objective is to play with a certain aspect of the wave mechanics and our take on them, it is most definitely not a numbers focus, like all movement it should be sophisticate and not just to get stronger but better. Establish good gross motor movement
My exercise for leg drive is still the squat
Bill has good advice though, it is not about the numbers, and working and seeking advice of experts is always good (as we are)
One tool I am having fun with at the moment is finger loops for pull ups , adds a lot of potential for variety , and some interesting grip/finger strength
possibilities , shoken pull-ups are a fun challenge .
I still enjoy and recommend the medicine ball work you introduced to me
Its always good to get folks looking at how and what they train hence the clip, so mission achieved.... and feedbacks always good, we have a wide range of conventional and unconventional gear, including kettlebells, clubs, all kinds of free weights, and all sorts of strengthening and conditioning gear, not to mention just body weight yoga, and mobility work (lots of Sonnonesque material)
Pass my regards to Bill; I understand his assumptions and his posting style. Hope his enjoying his lifting and his uechi.
All the best _ camerata.