Thread: Weight Dropping
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Old 04-22-2007, 11:58 AM   #4
Rick Deckart
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The question is perfectly valid IMO, yes one can lower the weight without dropping it, safely. Anyone doing the Oly-lifts or derivates for reps does so. Not sure how to explain best, consider a snatch, the weight overhead, when you lower it time a slight kneebend/re-straightening/kneebend to lower the distance the weight has to be moved, you first go into you knees and lower the weight from there with your arms further while straightening your legs which allows you to rebend the knees again when the weight reaches it lowest point, to break the otherwise hard catch. Easier to do than to explain. The main point is it is safe as long as there is no 'slack' in some of the joints otherwise it can be a painfull experierence...
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