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Old 01-15-2009, 05:10 PM   #1
Brian DeGennaro
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Default Thigh Bump

Hey, just a question I've been having:

Why do coaches still teach the thigh bump? Why was/is it thought to be acceptable technique?

Something about it just boggles my mind because a former coach kept telling me literally bring my hips into the bar to hit it. All I got out of that was some bruising, lots of pain, and the ability to jump forward a foot and still snatch decent weights.

Also because of that stint with this coach I tend to bang the bar off my hips 1 out of 5 lifts, not necessarily knocking it forward but in an attempt to keep the bar close.
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