Started with squat cleans. Did Tall cleans with 45x5, 75x5, 95x5, 115x5. The complexes with 135x5, and 165x5. The squat cleans with 185x5 and 215x5. I still think I'm pulling the bar too high. But I'm not jumping forward or backward so I'm cool with that.
Hi Arden, Must be tough with a demanding job + an eye infection. I hope it clears up. I notice it with my job, not knowing how I will lift a bar when I get home. Yet it mostly will come together. I never want to walk away after a workout feeling guilty, you need an euphoric mood to lift well.Quote Started with squat cleans. Did Tall cleans with 45x5, 75x5, 95x5, 115x5. The complexes with 135x5, and 165x5. The squat cleans with 185x5 and 215x5. I still think I'm pulling the bar too high. But I'm not jumping forward or backward so I'm cool with that.You're doing well, IMO, pull with squat under will take a year to get down pat.If you feel like it, a good drill is deadlift and shrug, any grip width. Take the same start position as you would in a clean or snatch. Deadlift off the floor by extending the legs, coming up with the upper body when the bar clears the knees, dragging it along the thighs, shrug at the top, coming up on the toes, keeping the arms straight. That's the pull. You could drill it and try to get a faster acceleration above the knees while not losing bar/thigh contact for as long as possible, pop at the top fully extended upon toes full shrug.These lines also make a good mental picture, I think:1- Pull slowly, strong, close to the skin.2- Thrust the chest and lock the lats under the arms3- Drag the bar on the thighs until mid-thigh4- Get ready to squat while exploding in pulling before the bar reaches the groin5-Combine exploding in pulling by hip advance, head backwards thrust, and heels elevation6- Do not allow the pull to deviate forwardsSjaak
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Thanks for the exhaustive report Arden, it's great to follow your progress. Don't be too hard on yourself with the fat percentages. A good way to drop fat is to strictly eat 3x a day, at least 5 hours between meals, no snacks and nothing after dinner. It works for me. Great training sessions, inching ahead a little all the time. Awesome weights you use in some exercises, out of this world! Hope you've kicked the sickness.Sjaak
I keep my elbows out, until I get to the second pull. For some reason, I lose my good elbow/lat flex as soon as the bar gets over my knees. This is something I need to work on to further my the development of speed. I think?
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