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Old 01-31-2006, 08:37 PM   #1
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hi guys,

I'm new to crossfit, and I did the WOD. Anyways, the the hang squat cleans, I noticed that my flexibility in the arms was really bad - when I caught the weight and squated up, the bar wasn't even resting on my shoulders. Instead, it was just hanging from my hands a few inches from my shoulders and bending my wrists back. The result of this was that I couldn't even rotate my wrists for a few minutes after a few sets (my wrists are already messed up though...I've been meaning to see a physiotherapist for them). So I was wondering if anyone could give me a few tips for this.

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Old 01-31-2006, 11:12 PM   #2
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It's normal at the beginning, your flexibility will improve just by practicing olympic lifts. Stretch your wrists every day.
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Old 02-01-2006, 06:47 AM   #3
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Elbows UP!
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Old 02-02-2006, 07:53 AM   #4
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Spend some time at the squat rack just unracking the bar in the clean/front squat positionand trying to gently move your elbows up in front of you. When I was working on my wrist positioning it also helped me to take a big breath and elevate my chest and shoulders until after a time I could rest the bar across my deltiod/clavicles. I did this everyday for about a week and made great progress, then once in awhile. I don't need to do it at all anymore . I would suggest you do it daily but don't force it too much or you will hurt yourself
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