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Rubber "bumper" plates were not invented until 1967.1,2 Prior to that, only steel and iron plates were available, and dropping those from overhead would likely damage the equipment or platform.


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We need to talk about what shoulder rotation actually is, because none of the provided images are accurately representing it, and it isn't really even possible to achieve internal rotation during a barbell row. Shoulder rotation is the rotation of the humerus. It can be most obviously seen when the elbows are bent at 90°, because then shoulder rotation will ...


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With huge loads [the bar] must be practically above the midfoot. In this Good Morning + Squat Exercise, it seems to me that at the end of the good morning phase, the barbell position cannot be changed too much, and that is enough in front of the midfoot. How can we deal with huge loads in this exercise? You can shift the position of the bar backwards ...


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I believe it is designed this way to challenge the glutes more intensively as the lever arm is longer. Barbell above mid foot is giving us the most efficient bar path during a squat but that does not mean all exercises need to be carried out in that manner. You can do a squat while holding a dumbbell with your arms outstretch. This introduces a different ...


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Neutral position. Your scapula and GH joint is responsible to bring your arms upwards. If you keep it retracted, your shoulder blades can’t rotate upwards. Upward rotation performed by upper traps, serratus anterior and lower traps. This force couple is important. You don’t have to depress your shoulder blades. Depressing it may lead to pain in your ...


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Great seeing this discussion! I have also recently learned about this. We don’t need no extreme shoulder blade retractions. Common cue of depressing the scapula may also lead to neck pain as it lengthens the upper traps and shorten the levator scap.


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Your rotator cuffs stabilises your head of humerus in the glenoid cavity. When doing that exercise, all the RCs got to work to make sure the head of humerus is centred in the socket. There needs to be a balance in the force coming from all the RCs. I’ll list the muscles used in concentric phase of movement: Step 1-2: Scapula retractors Step 3: External ...


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Do you have very tight chest and lat muscles? These are the 2 main internal rotators of your shoulder. You can try stretching those while strengthening your external rotators. I’m guessing what the image meant by internal rotation is referring to an anterior tilt of the scapula. Engaging lower traps may be difficult if there is a lack of strength to combat ...


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I see also that the legs do not seem to boost the lift, as Oleksiy Torokhtiy keeps his feet entirely on the floor. If by "boost", you mean that the legs are used explosively to pull the bar as high as possible, then this can still be done with the feet flat on the ground, and this is the aim of the first part of this movement. In a complete snatch,...


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Jeremy Either (the guy in the pictures) isn't the most knowleable and trustworthy when it comes to human anatomy, but to his excuse when people talk about the rotator cuff they only mention it in two distinct occasions: Strenghtening the rotator cuff = only external rotators exist Injured rotator cuff = only internal rotators are the cause It's a common ...


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A coach / trainer should be able to give you the most honest opinion based on pictures or live. There are specific conditioning, shape, development, etc - that are more like one category versus the other. especially if your looking to compete, being in the correct class is very important.


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This is a great observation that I don't see talked about enough. For everyone who isn't a powerlifter, your scapula should move during the bench. The main reason pinning the shoulder blades back became a thing is because it allows powerlifters to move more weight. Everything a powerlifter does is to simply get the heaviest weight from point A to point B by ...


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