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Old 10-30-2006, 12:23 AM   #1
Jim Murphy
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First I have no actual experience at olympic lifting. Basically, I watch video and wing it but I feel fairly comfortable and stay within my limits. We all do have to show up for work the next day! During yesterdays WOD I noticed that for some reason I kick out my left foot a couple of inches on the catch part of the lift. I am not sure if it is just my body adjusting to get under the bar but... after number ten, without a whole lot of weight, I could feel it in my knee. Is this normal? Is there a trick to correcting this little step?
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Old 10-30-2006, 09:17 AM   #2
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by kicking it out do you mean forward, or to the side?
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Old 10-30-2006, 12:40 PM   #3
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Just my educated guess - you could be compensating for an inadequate pull by trying to jump forward under the bar, especially after numerous reps. But, since it's only your left foot, it could be an alignment issue that may be corrected by chiropractic adjustments. It's hard to say without being able to see your lifting.

Best advice would be to seek out a qualified coach in your area.
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Old 10-30-2006, 01:29 PM   #4
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I move my foot directly to the left and only a couple of inches.
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Old 10-30-2006, 02:10 PM   #5
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That isn't a problem. I seen lifters do that, they do it instinctively to place them in a better position for the squat.
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Old 10-30-2006, 02:12 PM   #6
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Youre feet are supposed to move out equally about a couple of inches. (right?) Look at the WOD page toward the bottom and you will see the proper foot placement before and after the jump. Is that it?
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Old 10-30-2006, 03:03 PM   #7
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I move my foot directly to the left and only a couple of inches.

In that case - you're pretty normal. Yes, your feet should displace to a slightly wider stance as well as slightly behind your starting position.
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Old 11-01-2006, 11:38 AM   #8
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wow, now that I asked the first question I really don't have anything to add. everyone has pretty much covered it.
good luck.
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