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Old 02-04-2009, 07:26 AM   #11
Gant Grimes
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Originally Posted by R. Alan Hester View Post
Good point. The weight is in the front of the body when you dip for the single or double. I wonder if dipping then grabbing a sand bag and exploding up would work? Just spitballing here.
It wouldn't be as quite effective because it leaves out the eccentric (loading) part of the movement. That's the nice thing about the O-lifts, you pull up, drop yourself under the load, and then stand (or explode) up. Speed squats and deads are a good complement to the OLY if training for pickups.
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