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marcus84
01-11-2007, 02:58 AM
I read in one of the muscle mags a while ago (forgot which) that at the top of the lift, when you are standing straight up, you shouldn't lean back past verticle, however I see several bodybuilders do it in their videos so now I'm not sure what to do. Here's an example of what I mean, Ronnie does it on the second rep.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqPLIJ7YyLk

Please let me know if it matters or not, I don't want to limit my gain but at the same time I don't want to hurt myself.

Dominik
01-11-2007, 05:29 AM
I read in one of the muscle mags a while ago (forgot which) that at the top of the lift, when you are standing straight up, you shouldn't lean back past verticle, however I see several bodybuilders do it in their videos so now I'm not sure what to do. Here's an example of what I mean, Ronnie does it on the second rep.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqPLIJ7YyLk

Please let me know if it matters or not, I don't want to limit my gain but at the same time I don't want to hurt myself.It's not necessary. You'll see powerlifters occasionally exaggerating the lockout like that so it's clear to the judges that they've finished the lift, but you don't need to do it in training.

As the bar clears you knees drive your hips forward to meet the bar, knees and hips locked out, shoulders coming to rest in a neutral position behind the bar. End of lift.

BustaReims
01-11-2007, 08:35 AM
Check out this article and video from the homepage, it covers all of the points in the video pretty well!

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/liftrite1.htm