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Old 12-09-2008, 09:03 PM   #1
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I really want to add these to my routine considering my jerk is lacking in the c&j and I heard the jump squats have great carry-over to your second pulls.

Now the question is... how much weight should one use? I'm not sure if it should be kept light enough to be as explosive as possible, or kept extremely heavy to develop more strength/power.
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Old 12-10-2008, 05:42 AM   #2
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How much do you squat? If you aren't squatting near 1.5x-2xBW, I'd leave them out of the routine. They are just a lot of stress on the body if your squat isn't up to par. Also, I'm sure your jerk is just lacking in technique and practice rather than strength.
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Old 12-10-2008, 07:22 AM   #3
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Not really sure where my max back squat is really. Last time I maxed I hit 215, but then again I hit 205 front squat yesterday so that 215 must have gone up to at least 225, which would be 1.5x bodyweight.

I plan on filming myself for the first time this Friday. So, I'll post the clean&jerk video over here as well to take a look at.
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:24 AM   #4
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Not a fan of these unless using bodyweight or light resistance (like 10-20% of your BW additional). It's a high stress on your spine and can promote injury is not done correctly or done with too heavy loads. Just my opinion.....as the spine is a good thing to look out for.
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:51 AM   #5
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friend of mine does these in the warm up/dynamic effort day but there's no reason not to do them I don't think, I find them to be not too stressful in moderation.

box jumping squat like so...keep in mind he's a freak.

225x3 jumping
315x3 "
405x3 "
455x2 "
515x1 " fast but with very little jump at the top.

585x1 regular
600 something adn change...regular.....
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Who is this friend, the bastard son of Andy Bolton and Fred Hatfield?
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