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Old 08-08-2014, 09:49 AM   #21
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Re: I am sadly considering giving up clean/front squats

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Btw, what is the best exercise to "grow some delts"
Press and push press from the front rack!!
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Old 08-09-2014, 12:00 AM   #22
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Re: I am sadly considering giving up clean/front squats

I did clean & jerk today and felt really good about how I met the bar. I have bruises on my shoulders instead of my collar bones, which is great. The only time the bar hit my collar bones was when I was lowering it from the jerk (I don't have Olympic weights).

It wasn't very heavy weight so I won't be sure until I try heavy weight again, but I still feel like I made improvements. I really focused on flexing my delts and catching the bar instead of just letting it slam into me. Thanks for everybody's help!
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Old 08-09-2014, 12:18 PM   #23
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Re: I am sadly considering giving up clean/front squats

"I really focused on flexing my delts and catching the bar instead of just letting it slam into me."

Soft Knees, Jordan, soft knees!
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Old 08-09-2014, 03:28 PM   #24
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Soft Knees, Jordan, soft knees!
Not sure what that means. Do you mean I should keep squating as a catch the bar to soften the blow and then after it's caught, stand up with it?
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Old 08-10-2014, 11:02 AM   #25
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Not sure what that means. Do you mean I should keep squating as a catch the bar to soften the blow and then after it's caught, stand up with it?
It means that when the weight comes down, don't have your knees locked out, and let them flex, i.e. dip down when you catch the bar. That way your body doesn't take the impact.
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Old 08-12-2014, 07:45 AM   #26
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Re: I am sadly considering giving up clean/front squats

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Btw, what is the best exercise to "grow some delts"
Overhead press (barbell, dumbbell, hammer bar), incline bench, front dumbbell raises all work the front delts. Well that and enough food to allow them to grow.
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