Thread: Thigh Bump
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:29 PM   #6
Arden Cogar Jr.
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Originally Posted by Garrett Smith View Post
I've got relatively "short" arms with my long torso...another issue entirely.

Thank Greg E. for the advice...I'm simply implementing and sharing my experience!

I will admit to upper thighs have very mild bruises on them after my OL meet this weekend, so I am still obviously bumping the bar a bit. However, my coach said nothing about it, so it couldn't have been that bad!
Good work Garrett.

You must have remedied the problem with the coaching cue that Greg implemented.

On my long arms, (I'm 70 inches tall and 76" from finger tip to finger tip), I'm starting to come to the conclusion that I need to lean back a bit more and get more head whip (a la Dimas - bad to most) in order to make up for the fact that when I stand normal during the clean and unshrugged, the bar is less than 3" from my knee. Great for deadlifting and woodchopping, but not much else. When I shrug the bar fully, it's still about 2" under crotch.

All the best,
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