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 Post subject: Re: Medman, the Ant Man!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:32 am 
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Me too, and the more I run the worse it gets!

Will try some of your suggestions, the squat stretch sounds pretty good. It's been suggested to me by a few people who know what they are doing, now I just need to get religious about doing it regularly.


Just make it part of your squat warmups. I have a ritual of squat stretching, doing 20 reps as deep as humanly possible with only the bar, then doing my leg swings, and finally starting my warm up sets. It really gets me loose and I totally feel the difference it makes every day. Plus it's a nice little ritual to get me into my workout frame of mind, because I always start with squats.


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 Post subject: Re: Medman, the Ant Man!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:25 am 
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medman on the front squat with the clean grip (which is how i do mine) most of the weight should be on your chest not on your fingers or wrists. They are just there to hold the bar against your chest and stop it from falling down as you squats. Take notice if your keeping your elbows high. They should be a parallel shelf to the floor. let me know if it helps any?

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 Post subject: Re: Medman, the Ant Man!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:18 pm 
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MaryStella,

Thanks for the tip. I feel that my wrist flexibility is limiting my form on the front squat - I can't actually grip the bar if my upper arm is parallel to the floor while the bar rests on my anterior deltoids and upper chest. As a result, my arms end up coming down a bit, but it's the only way I cando it right now. I'm doing daily wrist stretching so that I should hopefully be able to get my fingers under the bar with it in proper position.


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 Post subject: Re: Medman, the Ant Man!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:47 pm 
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If that's the case it sounds to me like it is your shoulders and lats that are too tight not your wrists. But obviously you know your body better than i do. I don't actually "grip" that bar in a front squat. it just rests against my fingertips and my chest. It is stressful on the wrists.

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 Post subject: Re: Medman, the Ant Man!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:21 pm 
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You are definitely right - my shoulders and lats are extremely tight. I'm working on improving that. Perhaps it isn't the wrist at al - it's just felt in the wrist!


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