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“The word “drop” sets the lifter up to be slow in their third pull. The word “pull” is an active one which implies action. The lifter needs to understand that the third pull needs to be just as aggressive and violent as the drive or second pull, and saying “drop under the bar” is just not going to get the job done. Worse, it implies a fundamental misunderstanding on the part of the COACH as to how the lifts are performed. I would view a coach that says “drop under” with a healthy dose of skepticism. For the jerk, after the lifter drives the bar overhead with the legs, the arms must actively push the lifter under the barbell, again while it is momentarily weightless. The ana”

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“The word “drop” sets the lifter up to be slow in their third pull. The word “pull” is an active one which implies action. The lifter needs to understand that the third pull needs to be just as aggressive and violent as the drive or second pull, and saying “drop under the bar” is just not going to get the job done. Worse, it implies a fundamental misunderstanding on the part of the COACH as to how

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Richard meehan

I am a CrossFit L1 Trainer, USAW Olympic Weightlifting Coach and Engineer. See my Blog at: http://functionalandperformancefitness.blogspot.com/

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