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Old 06-26-2005, 05:30 PM   #1
Tim Morrison
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I have real trouble with balance in Dbl squat cleans etc... I usually want to tip forward...
Is there a recommended rack/hand position to rack the Dbl's?.(hands forward or in, hands closed on handle or open, dumbells infront of or on shoulders etc
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Old 06-29-2005, 11:04 PM   #2
Tom Corrigan
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You can try to hold them vertical, with the end of the DB on your front deltiod, and your elbows out and your fists by your ears... Ugly, but the weight is more "centered".
just get some KBs and rack them... You can easily hold them, even the 88 pounders. The weight will still be out in front. You can also try the elbows out, bell on front deltiod method - that's the way Mike Mahler (KB expert) does them.
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Old 06-29-2005, 11:26 PM   #3
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I could be way off, but when you said you tip forward my first thought is how is your squatting form? #1 are you sitting back far enough when you squat? #2 is your back arched and your eyes up? #3 is all your weight on your heels?

I personally rack dumbbells with one end of the bell resting on my shoulder and one end point forward.
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