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Old 04-11-2011, 11:00 AM   #1337
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Originally Posted by coop119 View Post
He's playing on two sports teams now, which is a lot more than he ever did before we met. He's got a gym membership but hasn't been going as much recently.

I'm not sure I can get him into Crossfit. Maybe, though - I did get him into sports in the first place!

Saturday's workout:
21/15/9 reps for time
front squats
behind the neck push jerks
ring dips

I started out at 70lbs for both the squats and push jerks (which quickly became front push jerks). By the second round I switched to 65 lbs.

In the last round I tried 3 times to get my 3rd rep of a push jerk with no success, so dipped way down to 50 lbs and banged out the rest of them.

I still get wrist pain, even using the shoulder/collarbone area to support the bar during squats. What am I doing wrong?
I keep coming back to this thread cause I now realize how bad this stuff can be for you if you're not doing it correctly, and I want to help prevent mishaps. I'm basically in the same boat with bacdoc--I've got shoulder impingement from those idiotic butterfly kipping pullups.

What you're doing wrong is using way too much weight. If I'm not mistaken, you're starting this stuff new, and if anything at the very least, you shoud be doing these with an empty women's barbell (25# IIRC). The olympic lifts are complex enough, but when the morons doing the programming start doing things like 50-60 snatches or behind the neck jerks, coupled with other movements, then of course your form (which is not there to begin with, I guarantee you) will break down. If you look at all the main site videos, there's really not much form to talk about. This is people's main contention with CF--you're taking very complex movements and then having people do them to failure. Not a good idea.

Anyway, drop the amount of weight. Find someone who knows how to teach those movements and go from there.
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