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Old 02-20-2007, 12:04 PM   #4
Roger Harrell
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Gymnasts are regularly at full extension under massive load. Think of the base of a ring giant. 8X bodymass for a brief turn over period. If you tried to keep your shoulders contracted downward at all they will extend under failure at the bottom and you'll likely rip right off the rings, and potentially injure your shoulder. So, for the answer whether full extension on the pull up is expected, yes. The shoulders should be at a full hang. Pushed away from the bar...
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