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Old 03-10-2009, 01:47 PM   #4
Gant Grimes
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It's a nice start. As you get more practice, your list should get shorter, not longer.

For each lift, you need a couple points of intro and a list of setup cues for the lifter. Beyond that, refresh yourself about the different cues you might use for each lifter. If you're training mostly novices, you won't need assistance exercises for awhile.

Unless you're training people who already drank the kool-aid, I wouldn't bother with low/high bar squat crap or telling them that bench pressing is overrated. Tell them to put the damn bar on their back and squat down. Depending on their flexibility and experience, they might prefer one over the other. Way too much has been made of this "debate" lately.

You also don't want to cue deadlifts by looking at a spot on the wall, at a coach, or anywhere else that's "up."
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