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Often you will hear me say before a deadlift or a squat or a press, "stay tight." This is a cue to go from being slack to rigid, particularly to maintain midline stabilization. At CrossFit Invictus, they refer to this practice as 'bracing,' and they have a nifty little flowchart that outlines midline stabilization. Take a look.
The following is from CrossFit Invictus, which in turn is drawing on the super knowledgeable Kelly Starr.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Tomorrow we are going to be working on our gymnastics skills.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
- Thoughts on the role of dairy in a Paleo diet
- Blood glucose levels
- Transition to Paleo Diet
- Nut intake and substitutions
- Lower carb vs higher carb diets
- Ketogenic diets & migraines
- Peskin’s thoughts on fish oil
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- Moving folks to a perfect paleo diet
- Contrarian view of paleo diets
- Butter & autoimmune issues / Why don’t all folks do well on a low carb approach?
- Paleo diet & mass gain for 21 year-old male
- Paleo diet & fertility
- Junk food cravings during period
- Elderly folks gaining weight
- Diet prep for ranger school
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Sunday, January 10, 2010
A perfect day for being outdoors...
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Here is a paraphrased summary that I put together of the three pulls of the clean from Greg Everett's book Olympic Lifting: A Complete Guide for Coaches and Athletes 2nd ed. (2009).
The fundamentals are a given and they include the hook grip, the stance and the grip position itself. Stance: the stance is narrower than it is for the squat on the clean and the jerk. The hook grip is used - thumb around the bar followed by the fingers over the thumb. Grip position should be just outside of the thighs. Remember that because the clean is a dynamic lift in which the feet leave the floor there are two positions for the feet: the jumping and the receiving position. This means that after every single clean the feet must be repositioned back to the jumping stance.
With the initial pull from the floor to mid-thigh there should be little to no change in the angle of the back. Any excessive shift in the angle of the back will lead to the dreaded leading of the hip. You know you are leading with the hips when your bar bounces off of your thigh and rainbows out.