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sprinterjumper
10-03-2003, 05:42 PM
hello all i am a newbie. ive been a "lurker" for 1.5 years. im a 6-2 172 and run the 200 throught 600 meters in track and also triple jump. thats just sum stats and background.

few questions. the lifts i have started to use in my routines are hang clean, push press, and good mornings. the rest of my routine is m-t-th-fri, with wed sat sun off. mostly bodybuilding stuff so i am trying to get more oly lifts in. i consulted with my trainer to show me how to do deads but it feels like i have to reach down to far to get them. he said i lack upper back flexibilty.

first of allwhen performing GM's do you keep a slight bend in the knee or do you lock them out straight? i have seen both done on exercise sites.

also in push presses do ur feet leave the ground? i used 20lb dumbells :redface: to start with to do them today like this guyhttp://www.bsu.edu/webapps/strengthlab/images/dbpushpress.mpg

then exrx.net shows this guy. notice his toes stay on the ground.
http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/OlympicLifts/PushPress.html

just wonderin which is correct. the first guy also does them with a barbell and still jumps.

if there are any track athletes on here who have gotten results from any oly lifts, please share. im always up for being faster. my pr's are 51.6 and a 50.8 relay split.
thanx
graham

sprinterjumper
10-03-2003, 05:44 PM
for the first link remove the extra http://
i cant find the edit button

wolfpack
10-07-2003, 06:18 AM
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sprinterjumper
10-07-2003, 11:22 AM
fixed it now.

WillKuenzel
10-07-2003, 02:18 PM
first of allwhen performing GM's do you keep a slight bend in the knee or do you lock them out straight? i have seen both done on exercise sites. I prefer to have a slight bend in my knees. Having them completely straight can put too much pressure on the knees.

For the push press, your feet don't have to leave the ground. That just kind of demonstrates that there is enough force in the leg drive to get you off the ground. If you come up on your toes, that's good too.

I ran track at one time. When I got more involved in the oly lifts, I felt that they did help my performance but granted they increased alot of overall strength for me.