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Old 09-15-2007, 11:42 AM   #10
-Ross Hunt
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Keep in mind that the limiting factor in the OHSQ is shoulder strength, not leg strength, so there is no necessary correlation.

Also, the numbers are for snatch-grip OHSQs. If you have the flexibility to do a jerk-grip overhead squat, you can handle significantly more weight, especially if you are built for it (i.e., short). It has been said that some chinese oly lifters jerk-grip OHSQ more than they front squat--their shoulders can handle the load, and the OHSQ puts the load at a position with better leverage than the FSQ, more directly above the COG.
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