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Old 07-09-2013, 03:48 AM   #1
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Hello!
I am new to this forum. I am italian and I beforehand apologize if my english is not good!

I started with weightlifting about a year and a half ago, after few years of PL and BB exercises.

After few months, I had to stop to train due to a shoulder injury.

I have recently started again to work out with WL exercises, but I need to learn the proper way to do the exercises.

So I would like to get some advice!

PS: my jerk specially sucks due to the shoulder injury: when I jerk I feel a twinge of pain along the right arm. So I make a push press rather than a jerk.

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Old 07-09-2013, 10:37 PM   #2
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Federico,

It would be a good idea to get your shoulder checked out by a physical therapist before you go through any serious weightlifting training.

You look like you have a good understanding of the lifts. On both the Snatch and the Clean, you're jumping forward a little bit on the extension. Try to keep you weight back longer and bring the bar to you.
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Federico,

It would be a good idea to get your shoulder checked out by a physical therapist before you go through any serious weightlifting training.

You look like you have a good understanding of the lifts. On both the Snatch and the Clean, you're jumping forward a little bit on the extension. Try to keep you weight back longer and bring the bar to you.
Thanks for the advice Blake: I will do it.

About the shoulder, I already did two echography and two doctors examined me: they said me to start again with weightlifting, gradually. That is what I did and what I am doing.

Workout by workout, shoulder condition gets better. Yesterday I was able to lift 70 kg of BP without any problem.



By the way, in the coming days I will post many other videos; so, if you want, you can give me some other advice: I would be really grateful.
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Good to know that you have a professional's opinion. If there are any specific exercises they have told you to do, I would definitely dedicate myself to getting those done as advised.

One of us will be on here to give you some helpful tips in the future so feel free to post any training videos as you go along with your training.

Take care of that shoulder.
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Good to know that you have a professional's opinion. If there are any specific exercises they have told you to do, I would definitely dedicate myself to getting those done as advised.

One of us will be on here to give you some helpful tips in the future so feel free to post any training videos as you go along with your training.

Take care of that shoulder.
In fact I currently use a rubber band to do some rehabilitation exercises for the shoulder: it has aided me very much during the last months.

Thanks again Blake.
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Jerk sucks again: today I have felt more pain than usual to the shoulder. I must spend more time to the rehabilitation exercises.
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You're picking your feet up and "kicking" back quite a bit on both the Snatch and the Clean and that's causing you to cut off the extension early. Try to push through the ground longer and open your body up more.

Think about bringing the knees up instead of bringing the feet back and that will allow you to control the feet a little better.

The idea is to drive your feet through the ground as long as possible to elevate the bar as much as you can. The instant you're not driving into the ground, you should be pulling yourself down underneath the bar to turn it over and receive it overhead.

If your shoulder is giving you an extreme amount of pain, I would advise that you only do cleans for that day. If you're feeling better than usual, then go ahead and get your jerks in.
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:38 AM   #9
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OK I grasped what you want to say. I will try to put into practice your advices. I will not be able to make any video for this week; next week I will post some. Since yesterday I tried to apply your advices.

Another problem is that in Italy there are few equipped gyms for the weightlifting. In the gym which I attend, for example, I cannot drop the barbell to the ground after a C&J or a Snatch.
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