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Old 11-29-2007, 12:47 PM   #1
Phil Oh
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First workout since Cert

Went to the gym for the first time since my level 1 cert and decided to try some cleans with what I had learned.

In the past, I'd come away with a bruised collar bone and sore shoulders from slamming the bar in the catch phase. I used my arms to pull the bar up instead of pulling myself under.

Wow, what a difference. Deadlift, open up the hips, big shrug, pop and drop, aggressive elbows, rack the bar. No bruises, no soreness.

I can't believe how good it felt. It feels totally different with some knowledge of technique. There's a sense of fluidity that I wasn't aware of before.

I also realized I have a lot of practicing to do.

Again, a big thank you to all the instructors at the Oakland Cert who made us clean those damn medicine balls a million times. The Nicoles, Jolie, Bubba, Dave, Rob, Adrian, and everyone else.

Cheers.
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Old 12-03-2007, 11:54 PM   #2
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Re: First workout since Cert

That's awesome Phil! Glad to hear all that hard work payed off.
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