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The factors limiting how much one can lift in the snatch vs the clean and jerk are different. A snatch attempt will be failed if either of the following occur: the bar is not pulled high enough for the lifter to get under it, or the lifter fails to catch the bar with enough stability that they can stand up. A clean and jerk attempt will be failed if any of ...


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Short answer: you don't actually need to flare your knees out, but what you do need to do is generate torque in your hips which can be accomplished by attempting to rotate forward-facing feet outward ("screwing your feet into the ground") and thinking of this as pointing your knees out is a good physical cue. Details: The reason you externally ...


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It's quite normal to re-experience DOMS after a few weeks off. The "best" way to return after deloading is pretty much to do as much as you feel is appropriate. It sounds vague, I know, but there can't exist a one-size-fits-all answer. We're all different. The old clichée holds true; "listen to your body". If you're in pain, back off. If ...


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That website's contention for why a thumbless grip lessens the load on the forearm muscles is that it prevents you from squeezing the bar: in a thumbless grip, also known as a “false” or “suicide” grip, the thumb is held under or outside of the bar rather than around the bar. There is no squeezing involved. However this absolutely would not apply to any ...


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I would say your assessment is correct. There are a couple of cues that you may find useful. One is the "waiter's bow", with one hand placed on your navel to help push your hips back as you bend forwards. Alternatively you can place your fingers into the crease at the front of your hips, and think about "folding" your body at this point. ...


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I recommend trying out what works best for you and your body. If you have pain while you lift, stop the lift and try another one that hits the same muscle groups that has less pressure on that ligament. If you cannot find another lift, stop altogether for a period of time or try lighter weight. If you have pain without lifting, try lighter weight and low ...


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I think TravisJ gave a good answer on how to squat but didn't cleared the actual concept of why to externally rotate your knees. now let me give me a disclaimer I am not opposing your knowledge about squatting you are right but I think you don't know the actual cause of externally rotation. This answer is from my personal experience so read it full. Now to ...


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Is this a medical issue he is facing? I do not know, we do not diagnose medical issues on this site. Is that inflammatory effect genetic? Inflammation is simply blood rushing to the area to heal the irritated muscle, and is an important part of healing. You just don't want to overwork yourself and cause too much injury. Different people have different ...


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