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bar hitting mid-lower thigh

 
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peter durcan



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 4:21 pm    Post subject: bar hitting mid-lower thigh Reply with quote

When i do the clean i find that the bar keeps hitting me in the mid to lower thigh area anybody have some good tips on how to over come this issue. I may hopefully within the next week or two possibly get a video of me lifting up so that it will be easier to make suggestions on my technique but at the moment i would like to just try and solve this problem so suggestions are most welcome.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Video would be good, especially view from the side.

When you say hitting you mean brushing the thigh or are the thighs making a rather forceful contact with the bar. Even if you are brushing the bar against the thigh some would suggest that where you describe it is happening may be a little low.

Are you keeping arms locked during second pull?

Is bar trajectory affected by hit on thighs and are you then swinging the bar?

Quite often here I would see a triple combo of thighs hitting bar, arms unlocking and shoulders pulling back excessively.
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Eamonn Flanagan
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:31 pm    Post subject: low thigh Reply with quote

It would definitely help if you posted a video. But my guess would be that you might be over eager and are initiating the second pull too soon (and probably cutting it short as a result). Relax the arms, stay over the bar and really wait before explosively performing the second pull in a higher position.
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