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Old 11-11-2008, 09:58 AM   #11
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Yup, and my foot spacing is the same; pretty much pulling from my squat stance and dropping under in the same stance.
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:41 AM   #12
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Brian -

In your start, get the bar a bit farther forward - over the base of your toes. and get your arms vertical. When you leave the platform, move BACKWARDS and up - don't try to lift straight up.

Right now the bar is behind your shoulders too far and over the feet too far, and you're trying to lift it straight up - this means that it has to loop forward around your knees and your weight is on your toes. if youshift back as you break the bar, your weight will move onto your heels and the bar can move back and up.

that will also help the bump and forward jump. just get back on your heels and stay there - don't ever intentionally move onto your toes - that will happen naturally if you drive the fucking shit out of your legs, i.e. jump.
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:52 AM   #13
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Brian,
You're a rugged dude. Good work. I hate being reminded that I'm old and ugly.

Greg is the man.

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Old 11-11-2008, 03:36 PM   #14
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I knew Greg would have some technical advice for me! Greg, you're my kind of coach because you get so detailed in training others. Thankyou very much, that is something I have been working on and it has helped tremendously. It's a very vertical 2nd pull. When I get the chance I'll record some video during my free time at work.

Thanks for the compliments, Arden. That's what a HS career of gymnastics and track gets ya. Remember, I admire your immense strength. It's something I envy and want.
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I meant to say the bar was too far BACK over the feet, sorry.
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It's okay, I understood what you were trying to get across. The new positioning feels very off yet so right.
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I am terrible at doing this as well. I have seen video of me jumoing 6-8 inches forward to catch a clean while doing it.

Setting my back as hard as I can before I start and doing exactly what Greg said about bringing the bar back into me is what helped me get rid of it.
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