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Old 03-12-2008, 01:00 PM   #2
Arden Cogar Jr.
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Posted similar thread on xfit and the answer came back as "open" is fully extended hip, whereas "closed" is squat or bent at the hip.

My next question, and it would be more appropriate here given the emphasis on the oly lifts, is if my hips are too open when I get to the scoop position, that means I've got my hips too close to the bar and I'm standing to erect?

In otherwords, I'm losing the drive I could get out of my shoulders, and arguably the jump because my hips are already "too open."

I could be just blowing smoke here. But here's the videos from which this commentary began.

Thanks in advance for those that can comment. I want to get my first pull better.

All the best,
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