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R. Alan Hester
04-21-2007, 08:28 PM
question removed by me

Elliot Royce
04-22-2007, 09:33 AM
Oh come on,....must have been interesting? Raises questions:

A new sport...weight dropping! (opposite of weight lifting)
Weight dropping on someone --- who?
A new song by Collective Soul ("Heavy")

R. Alan Hester
04-22-2007, 10:13 AM
Well I will put the more succinct version back up: is it inherently dangerous lowering weights after a snatch or C & J. My current gym will not allow it, but as my weights increase, the eccentric force is staring to tweak muscles.

Rick Deckart
04-22-2007, 10:58 AM
The question is perfectly valid IMO, yes one can lower the weight without dropping it, safely. Anyone doing the Oly-lifts or derivates for reps does so. Not sure how to explain best, consider a snatch, the weight overhead, when you lower it time a slight kneebend/re-straightening/kneebend to lower the distance the weight has to be moved, you first go into you knees and lower the weight from there with your arms further while straightening your legs which allows you to rebend the knees again when the weight reaches it lowest point, to break the otherwise hard catch. Easier to do than to explain. The main point is it is safe as long as there is no 'slack' in some of the joints otherwise it can be a painfull experierence...

Greg Everett
04-22-2007, 12:00 PM
snatching or CJing truly heavy weights is very dependent on speed, so the amount you can lift will eventually exceed the amount you can lower because you cannot reverse the movement. with lighter weights, you should be able to lower under control.

Garrett Smith
04-22-2007, 01:59 PM
Greg, is that an "Ass Kicking Potential" certification I see after your name?

Greg Everett
04-22-2007, 02:01 PM
yes... and you can't imagine the exam you have to take for that one...

John Alston
04-22-2007, 03:39 PM
I have started lowering the weight a lot more, even with weights up to 80% on jerks last week for doubles. I like doing this. I think ecentric work is ok, and it forces you to handle the weight with real control.
Plus, it somehow seems more artful. Dropping 40kg power snatches during warm ups just seems unnecessary.

Robb Wolf
04-22-2007, 04:49 PM
Greg, is that an "Ass Kicking Potential" certification I see after your name?

I by contrast, have gone with no credentialing...sort of like when Prince just became a symbol.

Yael Grauer
04-23-2007, 02:12 PM
I by contrast, have gone with no credentialing...sort of like when Prince just became a symbol.

The Athlete Formerly Known As Robb

Elliot Royce
04-23-2007, 03:22 PM
Nothing pumps up my back like the negative on a behind the neck push press. After 2 weeks of that, I upped my jerk by 15kg.

And who wants to pick up all that weight off the floor?! Seriously, though, if you've already done your cleans, etc. you may not have it in you to get a heavy bar back up to your head level.