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Old 10-29-2011, 05:41 PM   #1
Matt Morris
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Default Best Assistance exercises for first pull...

I have a hard time staying tight when I initiate the first pull. What's the best assistance exercise for this? Should I just load the bar and do first pull deadlifts, or does anyone have other preferred assistance work to tighten that up?


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Old 10-30-2011, 09:57 AM   #2
Troy Kerr
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It depends on your development with the lifts. Snatch & Clean deadlifts work well, as well as pause deadlifts
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:56 AM   #3
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Sn/cln deadlifts to the knee and floating sn/cln deadlifts. the latter is better if you have trouble w regard to flexibility because it will be easier to set and hold the position from the top.
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