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Hazerboy
04-13-2009, 07:19 PM
What are some good stretches for developing the "rack" position for front squats/power cleans? A few of the guys I train aren't flexible enough to raise their elbows to parallel for power cleans and front squats, and I was pretty lost on where/what to tell them to stretch. I assume its either tight lats or triceps or something.

Auburn
04-13-2009, 07:22 PM
Lots of wrist stretching in both directions. Load a bar on a rack, lightly grip with one hand, then try to push the elbow through toward the ceiling.

And make sure they're raising their chest by arching the upper back.

Sensei
04-13-2009, 09:45 PM
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Hazerboy
04-13-2009, 11:24 PM
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Solid, concise advice as usual sensei. I'll have them try moving their hands out+thumb wraping some, along with one arm at a time stretching.