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Old 05-20-2008, 09:40 AM   #1
Christian Mendoza
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Hello all. I've been at these OL for about 1.5 months now with no coach (hopefully I'll have one soon). Here's the link to a 135lb c&j. Recently, I have gotten help with my 2nd pull and jerk recovery from a USAW coach, and I think my 2nd pull has improved a little. I'm aiming for bodyweight (75kg) this Saturday at my first meet! All thought appreciated!

http://icecold.exofire.net/

Click on "A C&J" in the menu to the left.

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Old 05-20-2008, 01:20 PM   #2
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Looks good. One, get your shoulders further over the bar at the initial pull and also less dip and wider split on the jerk. JMO.
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Old 05-20-2008, 03:15 PM   #3
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Yeah, looks pretty solid, I'm no coach, but I hink Bill's comments are on. Forward shoulders, maybe more powerful extension at peak.
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Old 05-20-2008, 06:54 PM   #4
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I appreciate the inputs - when you say a wider split, do you mean front to back or side to side? Hopefully I'll have more footage soon to post for more comments. Thanks again.

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Old 05-21-2008, 05:45 AM   #5
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Old 05-21-2008, 07:30 AM   #6
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More weight!
Well, looks light, you know? Like a power clean with a ride down. Where's the squat clean?
I think that sometimes you need to add some to the bar to really see what your true form is. Well, for me at least. Not so heavy it's a PR, but something challenging. That clean looked easy.
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Old 05-21-2008, 10:12 AM   #7
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I know where you're coming from. It's definitely not that heavy if I'm not forced to do a full squat to rack the weights. Nothing takes you to the full front squat like "real weight"! I actually did 75kg yesterday (which is my target 3rd attempt for my first meet this Saturday) with a questionable press-out. That made me squat all the way down. I haven't figured out a place yet to put the camera to get a decent shot of that kind of attempt. Hopefully soon.

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