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Old 02-28-2008, 04:12 PM   #21
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Having re-read this earlier I tried some variations tonight. Thought they were fun as much as anything.

Doesn't the King of Careful Lifting, Mike Boyle, advocate jump squats as a safe and easy to coach alternative to the Olympic lifts? Or was that before he fell for the clean grip powersnatch?

I like Boyle by the way but I know his approach is always evolving.
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Old 02-29-2008, 03:44 AM   #22
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clean grip powersnatch?
I've tried that a few times and I just didn't care for it much. It felt really awkward especially since I was fighting to do it as a snatch instead of instinctively cleaning it with that grip.

Jump squats I've done with heavy, mid-weight and unweighted. I don't know how much I like them programmed in there for heavy weight. I prefer doing it unweighted as part of a circuit or something.

Ever do Alwyn Cosgroves leg finisher? That's always fun. I think it's like 20 seconds jump squats, 20 seconds squats, 20 seconds squat with a pause at the bottom, and then 20 second hold...rest 30 seconds? and then repeat. Fun stuff.
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Old 02-29-2008, 03:50 AM   #23
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I actually prefer them with the clean grip. Absolutely no way I could OHS deeply like that though without some serious work.

Read about the leg finisher but never actually done them. Imagine that's quite a burn.
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