These days you will see a lot of guys doing Olympic style lifts that are a bit different than your traditional bodybuilding movements.
They sure have their advantage, but if your goal is pure aesthetics, then maybe, a traditional style lifting is best suited for you. But if strength gains are what you are looking along with functional efficiency, then powerlifting lifts are made for you.
Clean and Jerk is one of the most widely known lifts that is now being practiced a lot. Clean and Jerk have a lot of benefits right from strength increase to improvement in cardiovascular health.
According to one of the research conducted it was found that the resting heart rate, VO2 max all improved after 8 weeks of practicing clean and jerk.
Clean and Jerk is also a complete body workout that recruits almost all of the major body muscles or bigger muscles. This makes your body used to using a lot of muscles together at a given time.
In real life or day to day life, we perform tasks that are majorly involving our entire body. This is a great carry-over effect to have from an exercise.
Another great advantage that clean and jerk provides is the building of anaerobic endurance and power.
Clean and jerk requires an intense short-duration workout or set with a huge bout of power used at one go the body make use of ATP-CP energy systems which enhances the anaerobic power as well as strength.
A definite way to improve your core strength is to perform compound exercises, and structural lifts are all the more effective to strengthen the core. Instead of spending hours doing crunches, here is a great way to challenge your core with some really intense clean, and jerk.
Since the exercise involves a larger damaged area as the number of muscles involved more, the EPOC is also higher. This will result in a bigger amount of fat burn. This, coupled with a great low carb diet, and you have yourself the perfect recipe for a great aesthetic looking physique. (Provided other aspects of your training, rest and recovery and nutrition is up to the mark)