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Old 11-24-2004, 08:30 PM   #1
Jon Pappas
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What is your starting position for heavy (relative term) overhead squats?

I've been using the drop snatch, with the bar starting in the back squat position.
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Old 11-24-2004, 08:43 PM   #2
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I plan on snatch grip push pressing the weight up and then overheading squat it. I really don't think I'm near snatching what I can OH Squat. Your plan sounds pretty clever to me. :-)
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Old 11-25-2004, 09:02 AM   #3
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What if you racked the bar at or a bit higher than where it would be in the bottom part of the movement and go from there?

Said another way: When you are at the bottom of the squat with your arms above you, the height of the rack is the height of your hands.

Of course if you don't have a squat rack or access to one, then you've got to clean and jerk (or press) or snatch into position.
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Old 11-25-2004, 12:16 PM   #4
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I start with the bar on the back and either do a drop snatch or a behind-the-neck power jerk.
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Old 11-25-2004, 01:31 PM   #5
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Well, that little bit of advice would have cut the hilarity of yesterdays workout down.
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Old 11-29-2004, 10:08 AM   #6
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lol
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Old 11-29-2004, 02:58 PM   #7
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Is it just me or is jerking from the back easier than from the front?
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Old 11-29-2004, 03:53 PM   #8
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It's not just you, from the back is much easier. In fact, with a snatch grip it's nearly impossible from the front.
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