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Old 02-04-2006, 01:55 AM   #1
Blair Robert Lowe
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During my senior year, I got to take weights with the football team who's coach was Coach Kenyon ( he runs something out of Rocklin, Ca as a Crossfit affiliate. There my introduction to powerlifts came. I remember my snatch technique was always crap but clean and jerk wasn't so bad. A lot of overhead squats, sets of 20 breathers and jump shrugs ( kinda like a deadlift I guess ).
Since I've become more of a gymnast and coach in the past umm 5 years?
Anyways does Oly/Power lifting work the support phase like gymnastics? I see a lot of pushing and pulling but not really supporting due to just the nature of the sport?
Thanks. Crossfit has really got me back into doing the power lifts. It's what I miss from lifting at the gym.
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Old 02-06-2006, 10:35 AM   #2
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Bump, somebody?

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Old 02-06-2006, 11:53 AM   #3
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Support phase... as in something that would be similar to a support hold on rings?

The closest thing you could probably get to that with weights is by doing isometric holds as usually when the weight is held it is in line with your center of gravity. For O-lifting/powerlifting the holds are obviously the ending positions like overhead for a C&J or at the waist for a deadlift. It is not really similar in terms of developing the strength and balance it takes to hold something like a support on rings.
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Old 02-06-2006, 05:19 PM   #4
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Blair, the main benifit oly lifting will have to gymnastics is just building raw strength in functional movements. It will help your support simply because you will be stronger, period. Now should this replace specific gymnastics conditiong? Not if you are a competetive gymnast, but it certainly should be a part of your training.
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Old 02-08-2006, 10:38 AM   #5
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roger you know better than i, but would not overhead squats build a support phase in a athlete? what about ohs and presses while in the bottom position?
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Old 02-08-2006, 12:10 PM   #6
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Thanks, Rog. I meant to ask you the other night. Wait I just remembered those dumb bell drills for planches and crosses.

I do love those Overhead squats. I try to have our gymnasts hold something above their head or picture it so they really keep good posture instead of slacking in the squat/jumps/holds.

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