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Old 03-23-2010, 06:38 PM   #11
Adam Carlson
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Re: Press trouble

Yeah, once I get the bar up, it's not a problem. The problem is grttig the bar to a comfortable starting position in order to start the reps
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:42 PM   #12
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Re: Press trouble

Originally Posted by Adam Carlson View Post
This is the newest thing I've noticed: I have trouble getting the bar in the rack position for the presses. Front squats are not a problem, but that's with the bar resting with the elbows parallel to the ground. With my elbows pointed down in prep for a press, it feels extremely uncomfortable, and I can't get into the start position. I know I have the strength for it, but I just can't seem to get started.

I wish we had used a barbell to learn the presses at my level one...
Get someone to take a video and perhaps I (or we) can help.
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