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Old 05-14-2009, 05:06 PM   #1
Len Nuanez
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Grace

Here she is, I know my form starts falling apart towards the end but I am not sure exactly what breaks down. So Ill turn to the CrossFit Nation and see where I am lacking. Thanks in advance.

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Old 05-14-2009, 05:27 PM   #2
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Re: Grace

Looks like you stopped setting your back pretty early on. Your a strong enough guy where I don't think it will cause too much of a safety problem, but it will cause you to lose efficiency in your pull. It also looked like you may not have been fully locked out on more than a few reps, but I couldn't be certain due to the shot cutting off at your elbows. Strong work though!
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Old 05-15-2009, 07:01 AM   #3
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Re: Grace

Your back is rounded is just on about each rep. I would have to guess that you were more focused on speed than proper form. If you focus a bit more on proper technique, your speed should improve because of the improved efficiency.
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:58 AM   #4
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Re: Grace

Yeah watching the video I notice how rounded my back was, its interesting comparing what you feel is legit and when you see it on film. I was focusing more on not pulling with my arms as thats been a problem for me. Thanks for the feed back.
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Old 05-18-2009, 06:50 PM   #5
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Re: Grace

Ya, the rounded back was evident, but you're muscling through it and I am not worried about you injuring yourself there. On the other hand, I would say that your arms are not locking out at the top, at all.
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:32 AM   #6
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Re: Grace

I would add two things:

1. You are not doing a "clean." I don't mean power clean vs. squat clean, I mean you are pulling the bar up with your arms instead of jumping the bar up with your legs.

2. You are not doing a "jerk." You appear to be doing a push press, and I don't guess there is really anything wrong with that. But a jerk and a push press are very different exercises, and to be doing a jerk you really need to drop down under the bar more.

You are a pretty strong dude to be just muscling your way through Grace like that, but a little technique work could make you much faster.

Keep up the good work.
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:57 AM   #7
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Re: Grace

for the purpose of "Grace", muscling up and push pressing is legit, becaus it's ground to overhead anyhow.

sometimes it's not fully locked out or "overhead", so a good mental note for the next time here.

you are moving the bar pretty fast, especially for muscling through it. I could never do that! So congratulations!!!

now for your own conditioning (and for the sake of it): it wouldn't hurt to take it literal and work on C&J's!

...as I am going to do, too
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:53 PM   #8
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Re: Grace

"Grace" is C&J 135 lb for 30 reps. That seems fairly specific. Form matters.
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:59 PM   #9
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Re: Grace

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"Grace" is C&J 135 lb for 30 reps. That seems fairly specific. Form matters.
Ryan while it does say C&J for Grace in the FAQ, Grace is anyway you can get the darn thing over your head.
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Old 05-19-2009, 05:07 PM   #10
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Ryan while it does say C&J for Grace in the FAQ, Grace is anyway you can get the darn thing over your head.
Where does it say that? And why not use good form with correct pulling and pressing mechanics?
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