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12/31/2014 9:43:03 PM - thommy
can you explain more what u mean with your trick with shoulders on the log? thankx.

If you hold your arms straight out in front of you at shoulder height and bend your elbows to 90 degrees so that your hands are pointing up at the ceiling (while keeping your upper arms still straight out in front at shoulder height), then keep maintaining the same upper arm position and elbow bend while rotating your arms so that your hands point somewhat out to the sides (so left hand pointing at 10 or 11 on a clock face and right hand pointing at 1 or 2), this is external rotation in pretty much the same position you are in with the log racked at your shoulders. If you hold this and feel the muscles tightening up (or maybe cramping) in your shoulders, that is the activation I am talking about. It helps to stabilize the shoulders when they are in the weaker, less mechanically advantageous position of the start of a press or jerk rather than the lockout position, which is more balanced and generally stronger. If this isn't clear enough, let me know where you are still confused and I will try to clear it up better.

Increase stability ---> increase strength,
Andy Deck

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