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Old 08-11-2009, 06:31 AM   #1
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press depth

How low should one go on a press?

I find if the bar travels lower than my throat, like when it reaches the top of my chest, then I find I can no longer get a stretchy bounce out of the bottom.

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Old 08-11-2009, 07:50 AM   #2
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Re: press depth

Where do you start a press for the first rep?
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Old 08-11-2009, 09:56 AM   #3
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Re: press depth

IMO, the bar must be racked (i.e. touching the shoulders) before every rep for each rep to count. Even in metcons.
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:46 PM   #4
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Re: press depth

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IMO, the bar must be racked (i.e. touching the shoulders) before every rep for each rep to count. Even in metcons.

this is the standard we use
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Old 08-11-2009, 03:45 PM   #5
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Re: press depth

I always rack the bar, also.
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:56 AM   #6
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Re: press depth

The press is not the same as a push press. The push press, jerk and front squat require racking the bar on the delts. The press does not require that. The bottom position of the press will be determined by the length of your forearms. A person with long forearms might find the bar in front of the adam's apple in the bottom position and a person with short forearms might find the bottom position is below the clavicles.

The major points to consider when pressing are minimizing the moment arms around the major joints: shoulders, elbows and wrists. And keeping the lats and tris tight so you can get a little bounce out of the bottom. Thus the forearms will remain relatively vertical and the elbows will be slightly in front of the bar with the lats tight.

This is how Rippetoe teaches it which is different than the way it is taught at the Level 1 Cert.
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Re: press depth

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IMO, the bar must be racked (i.e. touching the shoulders) before every rep for each rep to count. Even in metcons.
You rack the bar between reps of Fran?
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:03 PM   #8
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You rack the bar between reps of Fran?
Where else would you put the bar for the squat portion of the thrusters?

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Where else would you put the bar for the squat portion of the thrusters?

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Same place as the two nobodies in this work and family safe video clip?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVBgKB4Gnsw
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:02 PM   #10
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You rack the bar between reps of Fran?
Darn tootin', I do. Easiest place to have it, otherwise the forearms may just roll forward. Look at Greg as he drops into the hole, that bar is touching his shoulders/top of his arms on every rep.
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