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Old 05-28-2011, 05:54 AM   #71
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Re: are power cleans useful for the majority of lifters?

Sticking your toes off the edge of a platform and lifting helps with that . What's funny is people don't realize you have to be relaxed to a degree in order to move fast, kinda like how you can't be all tensed up while sprinting if you want a good smooth turnover.
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Old 05-28-2011, 10:50 AM   #72
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Re: are power cleans useful for the majority of lifters?

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Sticking your toes off the edge of a platform and lifting helps with that . What's funny is people don't realize you have to be relaxed to a degree in order to move fast, kinda like how you can't be all tensed up while sprinting if you want a good smooth turnover.
True, it's the same with punching. I'd never believed this TKD Olympian coach when he'd told me about one of his clients until I saw it, but this guy would tense every muscle in his arms nonstop when he was hitting focus mitts... It was like he was trying to punch under water or something.

The trick is going from relaxed to tensed to relaxed quickly.

In fact, I think that half of explosive power and speed is doing just that.
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Old 05-28-2011, 11:07 AM   #73
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Re: are power cleans useful for the majority of lifters?

LOL.

Glenn: "...you could do it a lot better if you'd loosen up and really move."

Working on it.
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Old 05-28-2011, 08:41 PM   #74
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Re: are power cleans useful for the majority of lifters?

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my snatch is ridiculously slow...but usually not my pull off the floor...my hips and my pull under the bar are super slow.
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What's funny is people don't realize you have to be relaxed to a degree in order to move fast
One of the hardest things for some people to learn is the quick transition from the jump to the squat. It's hard to teach as well.
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:31 PM   #75
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FWIW, weightlifting is WAY easier than martial arts. The bar doesn't hit back, for starters...
The scabs on my shins disagree
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:48 PM   #76
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FWIW, weightlifting is WAY easier than martial arts. The bar doesn't hit back, for starters...
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LOL, just saw this and um, my forehead, chin, boobs, and thighs might disagree.
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Old 05-28-2011, 11:52 PM   #77
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LOL, just saw this and um, my forehead, chin, boobs, and thighs might disagree.
Umm, I spent the morning dodging a Russian cavalry saber.... not many of those on your typical platform.

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Umm, I spent the morning dodging a Russian cavalry saber.... not many of those on your typical platform.

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I would be severely annoyed if someone ruined a snatch PR by stabbing me with a Russian cavalry saber.
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Old 05-29-2011, 02:53 AM   #79
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I would be severely annoyed if someone ruined a snatch PR by stabbing me with a Russian cavalry saber.
That's keeping it constatntly varied though.
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Old 05-29-2011, 03:39 AM   #80
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Umm, I spent the morning dodging a Russian cavalry saber.... not many of those on your typical platform.
I much prefer a shotgun over dodging.
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