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Old 05-09-2009, 03:24 PM   #4
Antun Karlovac
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Re: Shoulder racking bar between reps on a shoulder press

OK, I just re-read the shoulder press chapter in Rippetoe. It looks like for the shoulder press, you're not supposed to go into a full rack position (like when doing a front squat). Your elbows are only supposed to be slightly in front of the bar.

That would explain why it was more awkward trying to rest between reps - given that I was rotating right around it.

It also is more natural to touch-and-go if you're not trying to go into a full rack.

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