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Old 01-02-2007, 09:19 PM   #19
Jonathan Reik
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Location: Milwaukee, WI
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Originally Posted by Neal Winkler View Post
For real doggs. If you just do Olympic lifting then you can train acceleration and deceleration in one movement.
Originally Posted by Steve Shafley View Post
The only reason I could think of decoupling the movements is that it's specific for training deceleration and the absorption of force, but, that raises the question of why not do a clean or a snatch? You'd get the concentric action of the posterior chain as well as the deceleration for the same time commitment.

What parts of the Olympic lifts are training deceleration/eccentric contraction? It seems that the vast majority of bar deceleration is accomplished by gravity, rather than any eccentric contraction - dunno, am I missing something here?
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