Random health and exercise thoughts

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  1. MoreFire

    MoreFire Senior member

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    Any tips on how I can manage a clean grip in order to frontsquat? Thought my forearms are pretty flexible but I just cant keep the bar on my shoulders while at the same time pushing my elbows up so that my forearms are almost parallel to the ground. Plus, a lot of tension on the forearms. Thought front squatting would be easier than the back squat.
     
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    fuji Senior member

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    Just have to work up to it really and gradually increase weight. The other way to do it is to get a pair of straps, wrap the bit that goes around your wrist around the bar and unrack the bar onto the top of your shoulder and just bend your arms back and grab the straps. Your wrists wont be under the bar so you won't need to have as much flexibility, but you get the stabile bar position of the front squat. Not so good if you're working on the C&J, but if your just front squatting its great.


    Skitlets, don't worry about taking time between reps on your deadlift, I take much longer then that. Take as much time as you need.
     
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    This.

    Also did clean grip OHS today for mobility work, gotta love how they stretch the shit out of your shoulders.
     
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    Thanks for the help!
    Might the problem be that I tried the clean grip not even with weight but with a broomstick only :embar:
    Learned the back squat technique this way so I thought I'ld try it with front squats as well.
     
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    fuji Senior member

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    Nah it'd probably be harder with more weight and it'd put more strain on your wrists. You can try stretch them out by pushing them against a bench or something, but if your not practicing the olympic lifts then your best off using the straps method. You have the stability of the clean grip and the comfort of the california grip that way. If your having trouble keeping your elbows up it could also be that you have weak rhomboids, but with just a broom stick i'd doubt that would be a problem.
     
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    Lagrangian Senior member

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    You would be correct in your assumption here, the broomstick/PVC is way too light for a good rack position. B/c it is basically weightless you can't get a decent rack as the stick doesn't push your hands in.

    Do it with a barbell or a technique barbell and you'll have more success.
     
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    On a related note, if low bar back squats are killing my thumbs, am I doing something wrong? I have tried putting my thumb over the bar (which seems to be recommended) as well as below and in both positions, the torque seems to really put a strain on them. It seems like tucking my elbows in only exacerbates the problem.
     
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    I<3Bacon Senior member

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    ^--- How straight or bent are your wrists/how far back are your elbows or under the bar are they?
     
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    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    I have made a conscious effort to keep my elbows more under the bar (ie perpendicular to the floor) as opposed to more point out (and parallel to the bar). This doesnt feel incredibly comfortable but I thought I read somewhere that this was better practice.
     
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    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    holy shit:

    this his him, age 20. skip to 4mins
    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
     
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    Hurt my hip on Monday, pain still present on Friday, I got it checked out at an Athletico. I've got a possible sports hernia and depending on my pain early in the week, I might have to see a specialist to confirm. Not happy at all because this could require surgery and 8wks PT and recovery...
     
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    It's gonna be one of those deals where you either can adjust to the different pressures or you can't. I don't quite understand how your thumbs could be hurting both under AND over, though. Squat grips are a bitch and personally it requires constant diligence and effort.
     
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    I'm not following Olympics lifting at all but hendrix's video + this one was very cool to watch.
     
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    why you say that theom? i didnt click links
     

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