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So to do the initial push, I would usually jerk my knees back as I go back onto the bench, one by one, but really fast so it seems simultaneous. Also, while you're going back on the bench you want to go back with your scapulas already retracted, so that once your back hits the bench you don't have to adjust. Now for the lower back pain, not too sure about ...


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Lifting a heavy box up from the ground is done this way: Notice the straight back. Instead of bending at the back which may hurt our back, we hinge at the hip. Also notice the wide stance. We try to get as close as possible to the box. We hold our breath while lifting and do not rotate. Ideally the person in the picture should have a more horizontal back ...


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If you want a guide to lift a heavy object from the ground (or close to the ground) to around shoulder height, I would say you more want to look at the stone lifting in strongman training than something from the Olympic lifts. Firstly, the power clean isn't a deadlift > upright row > rack > overhead press, though it might appear that way at first ...


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Everything looks a lot better. In the first set, reps 1, 2, and 4 look basically fine. Your bracing, footing, and overall movement are miles improved. I think you didn't hit sufficient depth on reps 3 and 5 but it's borderline. Depth issues are a little more obvious in the second set, and in general it looks a little sloppier -- but only a little. The main ...


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