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I've heard good things about craze...never tried it
I like 1MR, I really like White Flood, I don't like Jack3d.
Edited by TeeKay - 6/23/12 at 1:39pm
When I work out I share the gym with this one woman, probably in her 30s. On Friday she came in acting twitchy and kept bragging about how she was "jacked" and I was like WTF are you on about? She's pretty nice most of the time, though totally clueless. She's been training for nearly 8 months and can only squat 30kg. I watched her deadlift the other day (~50kg) and she places the bar in front of her toes, and then proceeds to lift with her back fully round.
I tried learning the power clean on Friday. Arm flexibility is a major issue (can't get elbows to point forward when the bar is on my frontal deltoids). When I have the bar in the rack position, i.e. on my frontal deltoids, it feels like the bar is resting directly on bone. Hopefully I'll get it down in a few weeks as my BW/strength/flexibility increases.
I weighed myself this morning and came in at 58.6kg (I was originally 56.2kg). SS says 9-10kg in four months is common, so it looks like I'm on track. I've been struggling with anxiety for a while, and even after 4 weeks of training I've started feeling way better mentally. I actually look forward to lifting days.
Re: front rack position
- There are a number of good shoulder/arm/thoracic mobility exercises out there that will help a lot.
- Try a wider grip. A lot of people clean with too narrow a grip, and end up in an uncomfortable front rack position that forces internal rotation of the shoulders, rounding of the upper back, etc.
I'm not sure about Fuji, but I wasn't advocating a WIDE grip for cleans, so much as pointing out that most people tend to pick too narrow a grip. For most people, a natural front rack position will have there hands just outside their shoulders.