The Bar Bend followed up on last week’s article Muscle Clean – Muscles Worked, Exercise Demo, and Benefits with
- Ask Greg: Snatch Crashing from Floor but Not Blocks or Hang discussing the problem, when the bar crashes down on the athlete in the catch position and the athlete isn’t able to lock out the bar.
- Complexes Part 2: Snatch & Clean Pull Focus outlining the specific benefits of Lifting Complexes. What I particularly like is the point Greg emphasizes, that every complex should have a specific purpose and is not an end in itself. If you have missed the first part outlining the basics, check it out here also, check out an example how we use Lifting Complexes, such as the Deadlift & Power Clean from BMX rider and Olympian 2016 Niek Kimmann
Elite FTS shared Dave Tate’s Free Squat Manual a true in-depth guide on squatting, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the read (it’ll take you some time though).
Juggernaut Training Systems discussed Squat School | Jackie Perez analysing the Back Squat technique of one of their athletes, I like the fact they use 70 – 80 % 1 RM as an optimal intensity to access technique, as a lower intensity wouldn’t allow you to see the technical flaws and a higher intensity wouldn’t allow you to focus on technical execution as much. Interesting to see, the process how they analyze the technique and how they correct it, check it out