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Old 06-12-2012, 08:16 AM   #3
Chad Lammert
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Glendale, WI
Posts: 65

I'm making no claim as to the validity of this, but I was watching a video on youtube the other day regarding a lecture given by tommy kono at (i think) the 2005 Arnold and there he said that anytime the weightlifter makes contact with the shin or knee its because he's lifting with his back at a faster rate than his legs. If the athlete lifts both with the legs and back at the same rate, and his start position is forward and correct, the shin/knee contact shouldn't happen. Then he emphasized that not only is the contact incorrect, but the weightlifter should automatically know that he has lost leverage on that lift. It's a two part series about 9 minutes each and I think its worth a view, if not for anything other than hearing a weightlifting champion share his point of view.
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