Coach B and the Dip

Good stuff Mike.


Good stuff Mike.


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Power Shrug.The Power Shrug (aka Jump Shrug) is about as close as I ever come to the world of Olympic Weightlifting. It's basically a combination of a slight jump and a shrug. The movement is made of two basic parts - the dip and the rip. The dip involves a slight bending of the knees and a lowering of the bar (under control); the rip is somewhat more violent, involving the straightening of ankles, knees and hips as well as a shrug. Timing is key, and its an art I've yet to master.
Dip 'n' Rip.With the traps not complaining at all after monday's light going over, it was back to the deadlift program. This week - week 5 - saw the introduction of the Power Shrug.
Stas Chalaev.

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Jefferson Curl.

Much more difficult than she makes it look.

Training for the Planche.

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Power Rig for Weightlifting.

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