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Old 10-10-2012, 09:14 AM   #1
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Chin in or look up to avoid being hit

Experimenting with both for the push press and jerking. Which do you all prefer?
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:09 AM   #2
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Re: Chin in or look up to avoid being hit

I don't even think about that!! But I guess when you make a big rack its farther out than your chin.
my coach would tell me if I have to worry about hitting my chin - its because I'm pressing the bar, instead of throwing it with my body and jumping under.
And - DO NOT LOOK UP. ever. Much more difficult to get the bar back if you look up.
(note the avatar - 'didnt your coach ever tell you look straight ahead?' CLASSIC facepalm from my coach – if there was a visible thought bubble, it'd say "EVERY time she jerks!!"
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:59 AM   #3
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Re: Chin in or look up to avoid being hit

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DO NOT LOOK UP. ever.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:33 PM   #4
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Re: Chin in or look up to avoid being hit

i changed my mind; my 'big rack' the bar is STILL back. I guess your chin is neutral ?
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:52 PM   #5
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Re: Chin in or look up to avoid being hit

At an Olympic Lifting seminar I attended recently, run by Caleb and Kelly Williams, they said the only time one should look up is during the Jerk.
Take a big breath tighten up etc, then look up and jerk. It presets your chin out of the way so it is one less thing you need to do when pushing up. Then as the bar clears and you jerk back under the bar, your head comes back through.
I think I saw him in the journal recently saying the same thing - so search Caleb out.
I like it.

We didn't cover push-press or press however ... not olympic lift .... but I usually tuck back for those.
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:09 AM   #6
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Re: Chin in or look up to avoid being hit

Thanks again Clint!
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