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Old 06-08-2012, 09:25 AM   #21
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Anytime you would normally do snatch or clean pulls, you can just add halting deadlifts first, or do a complex with halting DL or pause pull + pull.

so for example:

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halting snatch DL - 4x3
snatch pull - 3x3
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sn, cj, squat, pause pull for worse lift, eg sn
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:05 AM   #22
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hello greg again and i want to thank you for your advices.i want to ask you if you want to strengthen the clean bottom position and perform squat 3 -4 days the week is too much to perform pause front squat 2 times the week(70-80% for 4-5 sets of 2-3 reps) and the other two times to perform back squat normally?do you suggest anything else?
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:39 AM   #23
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No, you can squat 5-6 days/week no problem as long as you're conditioned for it. I'm reluctant to recommend you do pause front squats, though - the front squat should mainly be used to prepare directly for the clean, so you want to practice the speed in the bottom and the bounce that would occur in a clean. If you practice pause front squats a lot, you can end up finding your cleans suffer. What you can try is doing a set with both pause and regular front squats - that is, any set of front squats you're doing with pauses, make sure that at least the last rep is a regular front squat.
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:22 PM   #24
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thank you fotr the answer.which is your opinion about front squat from bottom position?it helps to strengthen the legs for raise from clean bottom position?
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Old 06-15-2012, 02:18 PM   #25
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yes, but it's hard to set up. you can just do pause FS with a 3+ second pause
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hello greg!if i send you a photo of my somtotype you can give me advices for the starting position in snatch and c&j?
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I'd rather see a video of you lifting.
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please can you send me your e-mail to send you the videos because i cant upload in the forum?
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:01 AM   #29
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send it to ask@cathletics.com
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Starting positions are fine. Squat positions are causing trouble though. Try moving your feet out a little wider and turning your toes out a little more so you can sit down rather than backward.
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