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Re: General Strength Training Principles
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2011, 04:00:21 am »
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What about pulling back (as if you're trying to throw the bar overhead) vs. pulling up?

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Re: General Strength Training Principles
« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2011, 03:24:34 pm »
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  Thats usually a bad idea, when people look at the hip hyper extension of olympic lifters finishing the second pull, and try to mimic it by pulling "backward" or leaning back, they end up using and over arching  the lower back instead of extending the glutes.  If someone is way out in front with the bar then you can cue "back" to try and hit the middle, but actively thinking about it for a lot of guys can mess up the mechanics of the pull badly.
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Re: General Strength Training Principles
« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2011, 04:08:33 pm »
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I had that in mind (pulling back) for my next hang powerclean workout... I pull too in front/vertical and DON'T hyperextend (or even extend properly) neither the knees NOR the hips. In fact, I'm very far from doing that.

So it makes sense to actually exaggerate a bit a think "pull back" if I'm already too far in front.