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Old 06-29-2012, 12:22 PM   #13
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The extra stretching, rolling, and bar path/technique cues seemed to help with the pain.
Good, stick with it.


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but also looking for drills to assist in confidence and bar path and possibly some cues to help with shoulder blade retraction (got Greg's drills for that in earlier post).
Jerks and push presses from behind the neck, push presses bnk in the split position.

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The "turtle back," as someone called it, is a result of me pushing shoulders forward to rack the bar-retract the shoulder blades and rack goes away.
You do need to have your shoulder blades protracted and slightly elevated in the rack position - but you need to do it without hunching the thoracic spine. Then you need to retract as you're driving under into the overhead position.
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