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Old 05-13-2013, 09:09 AM   #2
Mike Ng
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Jim Schmitz actually wrote a pretty good article on this:
http://www.ironmind.com/ironmind/ope...e_barbell.html

Basically it takes time to figure out the timing/rhythm to lower the bar to your traps while letting your legs bend to act like shock absorbers. I would add that you should aim for the traps instead of your neck, and that it may help to reach up on your toes to sort of meet the bar right as it is about to make contact with your traps. It took me quite a while to get the feel for lowering the bar early in my career, and I can vividly remember the bruising and torn skin...
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