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Old 11-05-2012, 05:30 AM   #1
Eddie Paz
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Default Form check - lowbar squat & snatch



Hi all, this is my second set of three at 95kg (209lbs)

3 sets of 5 at 95kg is my new PB so this is pretty heavy for me.

(for the smart alecs that want to point out that I did 6 in this set, yes, I lost count because I was squatting heavy! )

And this is my new PR on snatch, 52.5kg (116lbs) been doing olly lifting for about 4 months now, am competing for the first time in a few weeks
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:33 PM   #2
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snatch - keep the bar moving through the middle of the pull - don't slow down before you explode. engage the lats more to push the bar all the way into the hips. you also simply need to be more aggressive with your finish and pull under.

squat - don't low bar back squat.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:24 PM   #3
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squat - don't low bar back squat.
Hahaha well I sort of wondered if you would say that.

If I told you that my goal was simply to get strong&powerful, that me competing in the Olly lifts was 'just for fun', but my priority was simply to get stronger (for boxing, mma, and just general life)... would that change your opinion?

I low bar squat because I view it as complementing the front squats that I do as part of the C&J classes. However I personally don't enjoy it, and if you feel that it would be best for my overall strength development if I move to high bar... well I am quite happy to do so.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:05 AM   #4
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It really doesn't.

That is, doesn't complement the FS. The trouble is it usually requires some unnatural and awkward positioning, rather than the more natural positioning of a regular style squat
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:18 AM   #5
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Yes, I would just squat (that's a high-bar back squat in internet parlance). The low bar thing is not more beneficial to anything but low bar back squatting. If you're worried about posterior chain strength, you should be doing a lot of DL variations, RDLs, SLDLs, good mornings, etc etc.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:41 PM   #6
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Done and done.

Thanks!
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