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One arm overhead lift challenge

Post by stuward » Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:16 pm

The popular consensus is that the next challenge will be the "any way you want one hand overhead lift". Examples are: clean & jerk, snatch, swing, bent press, TGU, etc. Use any implement you want, dumbbell, kettlebell, rock, etc. Don't use people unless they start lying on the floor. The main rule would be that the weight starts on the floor and finish with one hand locked out overhead and only one hand touches the weight all the way up. Pick your strongest lift. The goal would be an increase in your strongest side. My best is 80# in the DB snatch (Rt side only). Matt said he got 100# a few weeks ago. Hoister is an expert on this. Maybe he'll volunteer advise.

This thread has a technique discussion: http://exrx.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5679

The challenge starts today and the finish date would be 22 March 09.

Good lifting to all.

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Post by hoosegow » Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:29 pm

I'm out. My gym only has DB up to 120.

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Post by Matt Z » Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:39 pm

So you've already done 120 lbs? Which lift? How many reps?

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Post by hoosegow » Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:40 pm

But for S&Gs, I did just perform a 115 one armed barbell snatch.

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Post by hoosegow » Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:43 pm

Is it one lift or reps?


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Post by Matt Z » Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:46 pm

So far, I've done 100 lbs with my right arm and 95 lbs with my left on Dumbbell Snatches. I think I'll shoot for 105 lbs each arm.

PS.) I only count good, clean reps where I stick the catch and lockout. If I have to take a baby step to the front, side or rear to save the lift, then I don't count that rep.

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Post by hoosegow » Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:49 pm

OOOO, Matt, then I don't think that 115 counted. I think I took a baby step to the right, but dang that barbell is tough to control with one hand. I'm going outside to try it again.

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Post by Matt Z » Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:50 pm

I don't see why you couldn't go for reps.

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Post by hoosegow » Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:53 pm

Okay 115 first attempt failed. Second attempt good with no steps. My form probably sucks.

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Post by hoosegow » Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:57 pm

Okay. I take it back. I'm in - one armed barbell snatch. If I step, it doesn't count.

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Post by hoosegow » Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:58 pm

See, but that wouldn't count. Pretty dang impressive, though.

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Post by Matt Z » Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:36 pm

Yeah, I agree. He's stong, but I wouldn't count it as a good lift.

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Post by Jungledoc » Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:59 pm

stuward wrote:Here's some inspiration: http://integral-options.blogspot.com/20 ... natch.html
Looks pretty good to me. Why wouldn't you count it?

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Post by hoosegow » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:07 pm

Matt Z wrote:PS.) I only count good, clean reps where I stick the catch and lockout. If I have to take a baby step to the front, side or rear to save the lift, then I don't count that rep.
Per Matt's standards.


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