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Post by TimD » Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:44 pm

I'm still in, but side press is out. Been having some problems w/right shoulder, and the angle (plus right hip flexibility issues) is giving me major problems. Will still use as a light warm up for stretch purposes, but selecting the 1 arm DB C and Press, with right arm as a Benchmark. Toppe out at 2 RM 70 lbs with ight and let. Using Right as the focal point. Will be using Justa's singles in the 2 DB C and P for specialization.
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Post by Hoister » Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:14 pm

TimD wrote:I'm still in, but side press is out. Been having some problems w/right shoulder, and the angle (plus right hip flexibility issues) is giving me major problems. Will still use as a light warm up for stretch purposes, but selecting the 1 arm DB C and Press, with right arm as a Benchmark. Toppe out at 2 RM 70 lbs with ight and let. Using Right as the focal point. Will be using Justa's singles in the 2 DB C and P for specialization.
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Funny you should mention Justa - i was thinking of using the same for 1 arm db power pulls to bring up my 1 arm db snatch.

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Post by pdellorto » Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:29 pm

Do you mean Steve Justa, the "Rock, Iron, and Steel" author?

I never read the book, although I want to.

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Post by hoosegow » Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:31 pm

Missed 135 badly. It turned into a clean and press. I wasn't quite able to lock out.

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Post by manofsteel1385 » Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:47 am

Wow i seen that video.... and yea awesome. I have never even done the snatch two handed haha but ill be going to a new gym shortly and will see if that's allowed there. Missed this site with the passion...good stuff as always guys.


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Post by KPj » Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:30 am

Good to have you back Manofsteel/Corless. Hope everything is well.

BTW, everyone, I actually can't stop thinking about the DB Snatch. Honestly. Very excited to be learning it. Can't wait to load the weight up (but I will wait).

I've been practicing it in my work with those big containers of water that you put on water dispensers. I walk past, see the handle, and can't help myself. No one's 'caught me at it' yet, which is good. I reckon they weigh about 40-45lbs but it could feel like more than it is because it's got water in it.

Also, very happy it didn't pi$$ off my shoulder, although, I didn't really expect it to.

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Post by Blue Running Man » Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:16 am

Week 1 - One Arm DB Snatch - 75x5 - each arm.

This was the first day that I've ever tried the DB one arm snatch. I'm pulling from the floor, not the hang. I started of with 25lbs and worked my way up to 75 on set 6. I'm sure I'll be at 85 at least next week.

My form issues were catching myself in the nuts with the weight on the way up, and not sinking down enough, and "pressing" the lockout.

I'm was surprised to find that my right side was significantly better than my left, I am left handed.

I'm going to start the set with left side first, and my goal over the course of 6 weeks is to get 100x6. - taking about 3 seconds between reps. Pulling from the floor, and not breaking 90 at the knees on the catch.

---Those 5 gal, water jugs must be awkward!!

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Post by pdellorto » Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:55 am

KPj wrote:I wonder how far you could launch a DB if you let go of it?
I'm pretty sure that's a central part of the attraction of The Highland Games, KPj.

Aren't you required by law to put on your kilt and sporn and participate in this? You're Scottish!

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Post by Ironman » Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:41 pm

I had a gym teacher once that was of Scottish decent. He was very big and very short and threw telephone poles. It's a Scottish tradition from what I understand.

Maybe dumbbell launching will be the new thing.

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Post by TimD » Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:30 pm

Why not? Dan John wa writing in one of his "Get Up" newsletters about the Russian T and F weight throwers in the mid 70's using their KB's and tossing them around.Sounds like fun. Go out to the local park on a good day, have a pint or two and toss some DB's around.
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Post by Jungledoc » Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:17 pm

Ironman wrote:I had a gym teacher once that was of Scottish decent. He was very big and very short and threw telephone poles. It's a Scottish tradition from what I understand.

Maybe dumbbell launching will be the new thing.
I'm sure that you meant to say that he "tossed cabers," and not "threw telephone poles". Throwing telephone poles would be far too tame for these brutes.

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Post by Ironman » Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:09 pm

Yea that's what I meant. I didn't know what it was called though. They aren't actual telephone poles, but apparently that's about how big they are.

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Post by hoosegow » Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:06 pm

Hit 135 clean and press.

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Post by Jungledoc » Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:32 pm

Ironman wrote:Yea that's what I meant. I didn't know what it was called though. They aren't actual telephone poles, but apparently that's about how big they are.
Yeah, about that size. It's tapered, and they have to start with the fat end up. They are throwing for accuracy, not distance, I think. And it has to bounce end over end. I think when it bounces the second time, has flipped 360degrees it's supposed to be straight up and down, and that is what is judged. KPj or Robertscott, do I have this right?


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