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Old 04-10-2005, 02:24 PM   #1
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This movement was often heralded by oldtime physical culturists as the "The King of Lifts". I think that it is still of much value. Does anyone think that this could be included as a focus day lift, or should it be 86'd? Gracias.
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Old 04-10-2005, 10:25 PM   #2
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I have started to use it as part of some of my post-WOD workouts. I have found that it is very good for the obliques and shoulders.
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Old 04-11-2005, 06:46 AM   #3
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I actually use it on occasion as a flexibility exercise. I just use a 45 lb. bar. How Saxon got 350 or whatever overhead is beyond me. That's more than I bench.
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Old 04-11-2005, 09:33 AM   #4
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Compare it to the Turkish Get Up, and see what you think?
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Old 04-12-2005, 01:27 PM   #5
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I'm a fan. get weird looks from the tattooed, sit-and-trashtalk meatheads in the weightroom at school. That alone makes it worthwhile.
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Old 04-12-2005, 01:46 PM   #6
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Kalen,
I invited about 4 of those guys to C&J with me one day. It was fun.
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Old 04-13-2005, 03:24 PM   #7
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OK, feeling kinda dumb here....but what's a 'bent press'?:crazy:
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Old 04-13-2005, 05:11 PM   #8
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A bent press is a little hard to describe but i'll give it a shot

Start by cleaning a single dumbell, barbell or kettlebell to one shoulder as if you were about to overhead press it.

now instead of pushing the weight up, push your body away from the weight and twist your shoulders so that your free hand reaches toward the ground. At the same time the hips are pushed back, knees bend and the working arm straightens to lockout the weight.

if you are flexible enough you should be able to put your hand on the ground and then stand up to a full overhead lockout of the weight.

Make sure you have a strong back before attempting!
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Old 04-13-2005, 05:40 PM   #9
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OK, kind of like that one pic with a woman on the main page that shows up now and then?

I have a relatively strong back, but that twisting thing sounds kinda scary!
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Old 04-14-2005, 05:50 AM   #10
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For the really heavy weights, they would load the barbell with really good collars, stand the barbell on end, and put it on their shoulder, like carpenters do with 2x4's. The record, I believe, is 371 pounds. The old Hoffman program 4 had this in it, along with 1 and 2 handed snatches, and clean and jerks, and clean and press.

Done properly, as I understand it, you need to drop pretty quickly under the weight, like O-lifting, and then stand up. It really works your torso and back. It is a full body exercise, and before machines, it was considered by many the king of lifts. (roughly pre-1930).

Frank,

I've done both, and they're both hard. They're just different. I'd rather do a light TGU than a heavy Bent Press, and vice versa. It would be interesting to look up the record for the TGU.
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