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Forum: Exercises 07-09-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,691
Posted By Andrew Wiemken
Re: Please help with Pistols

Work straightforwardly on keeping your knee out. Practice it like a skill.

It has to be emphasized that you have a lot of room to improve with your leg strength. Most men can approach a 2x...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 03-27-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,411
Posted By Andrew Wiemken
Re: The Benefits of Open Gym Sessions at CrossFit Affiliates

Crossfit gyms are consistently the best-equipped gyms in any given city. It would be ideal for a lifter who knows what they're doing to be able to use box facilities during non-WOD hours, without...
Forum: Fitness 03-26-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,557
Posted By Andrew Wiemken
Re: How to Fix Crossfit - t-nation article

The article is by and large fair, but it's definitely aimed at communicating to t-nation supp-guzzling haters, and therefore has an apologetic, qualified stance. So it makes some perspective errors....
Forum: Exercises 03-26-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,585
Posted By Andrew Wiemken
Re: Squat Snatch causing arm pull

Where in the arm is the pain? Is it during the lift, or afterward?

Stop doing what hurts.

My best guess is that the arm-bending position is internally rotating them pretty hard, while they're...
Forum: Exercises 03-21-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 17,449
Posted By Andrew Wiemken
Re: Horrendous Bruising After Power Cleans

I've found that when the bar is coming in too hard and banging during the climax of the second pull, it very, very often is because it was not kept close to the body during the pull. If you let the...
Forum: Digital Coaching 01-22-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,857
Posted By Andrew Wiemken
Re: Clean PR 300#

Yup. Your form looks good enough, and you're strong enough, that I think your conscious efforts could be allocated to expediting the transition to the third pull, and quickening the pull itself while...
Forum: Exercises 01-21-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,539
Posted By Andrew Wiemken
Re: Hip thrusting on the snatch

Sometimes if you let the bar get away from you during the first pull, not actively keeping it close to the legs the whole time, this will result in it sweeping back in and hitting the hips during the...
Forum: Exercises 01-21-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,027
Posted By Andrew Wiemken
Re: Problems with Toes to Bar

Like Christian points out, the crucial cue with the TTB is pushing the bar down and forward, which will put you in a good position. This is achieved by contracting the lower traps, which will pull...
Forum: Digital Coaching 01-21-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,642
Posted By Andrew Wiemken
Re: Snatch diagnosis/video...

I'm not going to lie, there is too much going on to give conventional advice here in a helpful, manageable way.

Keith is right - work on positions, and stop looking down.

The best advice to give...
Forum: Exercises 12-19-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,934
Posted By Andrew Wiemken
Re: 95# thruster vs how much for dumbells

Yeah the DB's allow that nice neutral grip, just make sure that you don't come across any unforeseen form challenges that put the wrists at risk. The DB's are of course a lot less stable and...
Forum: Exercises 12-16-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,939
Posted By Andrew Wiemken
Re: Significance of 21-15-9

The way I interpret it, 21-15-9 is kind of what you would expect with multiple sets to near-failure and fairly equal rest times. Like if you went and did rep-out sets of dips right now, rested a...
Forum: Exercises 12-16-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,209
Posted By Andrew Wiemken
Re: fixing my squat from square one, knees in front of toes problem

Like others said, the knees are just going to extend beyond the toes in a full depth squat, regardless of mobility or form, so don't worry about the knee tracking in itself. If forward knee tracking...
Forum: Exercises 11-25-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,100
Posted By Andrew Wiemken
Re: Shoulder flexibility

I really think that it would be helpful to give specific examples of what you mean by stability, and specifically how it relates to this movement in this case. Because I know you're probably right,...
Forum: Exercises 11-25-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,666
Posted By Andrew Wiemken
Re: OHS Help

First of all - Aaron, there is information in this comment I'm about to write that should be useful to you. I am keeping in mind that the purpose of this post is to help and educate you regarding the...
Forum: Exercises 11-24-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,666
Posted By Andrew Wiemken
Re: OHS Help

You'll build 'stability' by working the OHS and correcting your form along the way. There is no better compound exercise for core or scapular stability. You don't need to overthink it, or complicate...
Forum: Exercises 11-21-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,666
Posted By Andrew Wiemken
Re: OHS Help

All of these mobility tips are on point.

One thing that can't be stressed enough with the OHS is the truly upright, between-the-knees, pure squat pattern. So no pushing the butt back, nothing like...
Forum: Exercises 11-12-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,579
Posted By Andrew Wiemken
Re: Muscle-ups

If you've read everything and you still haven't been able to do it, then the answer is simple but frustrating - you need to keep working and be patient. A strong false grip and a strong pull will...
Forum: Exercises 11-12-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,010
Posted By Andrew Wiemken
Re: Squat question

No. Don't do partials. They are an inferior technique in general and are not going to give you the results you want.

Like the above poster said, pause squats can be very useful, as long as you keep...
Forum: Exercises 07-05-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,385
Posted By Andrew Wiemken
Re: How can I decrease strength loss in the legs

Fair enough Brendan, I definitely was not assuming you knew the guy. It also changes it a lot if he's already highly developed. I.e pistols may be a joke in that case etc. I'm just wary of people...
Forum: Exercises 07-03-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,385
Posted By Andrew Wiemken
Re: How can I decrease strength loss in the legs

First of all, be wary of any responses you get from random forum members. I trust you have a physical therapist/doctor. Listen to what they have to say, do your research, and be smart. Definitely...
Forum: Exercises 06-26-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,963
Posted By Andrew Wiemken
Re: Anyone Here Doing Butterfly Muscle Ups?

Just don't call it a muscle up
Forum: Exercises 06-25-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,495
Posted By Andrew Wiemken
Re: Low bar vs. High Bar, once again

"High Bar" and "Low Bar" are terms that only became well-known when lifting became popular on the internet and people started to overthink squatting.

It's a much more fluid, flexible dynamic than...
Forum: Exercises 06-24-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,495
Posted By Andrew Wiemken
Re: Low bar vs. High Bar, once again

Yup. This is what I described in detail with my first comment, and what is seen in my video. Bar position has become conflated with the entire movement pattern because of the brand-name-esque...
Forum: Exercises 06-23-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,495
Posted By Andrew Wiemken
Re: Low bar vs. High Bar, once again

I could have just as easily left it at that
Forum: Exercises 06-23-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,495
Posted By Andrew Wiemken
Re: Low bar vs. High Bar, once again

:horse:

I'll make what has been an often-ignored point, and hope to add something somewhat new to the well-worn discussion...

It's important to recognize that "Low Bar Back Squat" is essentially a...
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