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Old 10-22-2007, 05:52 AM   #1
Scott Mahn
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Transference of dumbbell O-lifts to barbell?

Just wondering if one trains O-lifts in a gym and dumbbell lifts at home if the work done with the dumbells has transference value to the barbell lifts, or does the difference in form somewhat confuse the body?

Ditto for sandbags and medicine balls, etc?

I understand from a GPP level the variety is great, but I'm looking at it from a technique standpoint.
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Old 10-22-2007, 08:13 AM   #2
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Re: Transference of dumbbell O-lifts to barbell?

I'm not really qualified to give you an answer, so take what I say with salt.

Fundamentally, the technique that you use for a BB clean is the same as a DB (or MB) clean. It's similar to using palms forward, as opposed to palms facing on pull ups.

Also, I did read somewhere (along time ago, so no hope of finding the article now) about someone using one-hand DB cleans and snatches after an injury. They improved their max. I think it would help to reveal a dominance on one side, and possibly even it out.

I wouldn't be concerned about using dumbells instead since, as I said, the technique is really the same, and perhaps more functional, plus they are more fun!
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:10 AM   #3
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Re: Transference of dumbbell O-lifts to barbell?

Technically on the snatch, if your balance was perfect, and your grip unlimited, you should be able to do pretty much the same exact weight one-handed as you can do two-handed, since your arms don't do anything besides pull you under the implement. Of course, pulling yourself under with two hands is going to be faster than pulling yourself under with just one hand.
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