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SUNDAY READING/WATCHING

Don’t Lock Your Elbows in the Pull

When you put force into the bar in the pull, it has to go somewhere – when you lock the elbows, the only place it can go is forward – it’s forced to swing around the hinge of your shoulder. You may bend your arms to pull under after the extension, but in this case, it’s invariably too late – after the bar has already gained forward momentum. At that point, all you can do is damage control rather than prevent the bar from drifting away in the first place.

Strength? Skill? Both?

Let’s play a game. Because I’m largely unoriginal, we’ll call the game “Strength, Skill or Both?” Whether you’re reading this from the perspective of an athlete or a coach is irrelevant, because the lesson….