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Old 02-10-2011, 03:23 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Pendlay
Basically, this came about because I advocated doing rows in such a way as to keep the back parallel or near parallel to the floor the whole lift, return the bar to the floor between each rep, and explosively attempt to flex the thorasic spine on each rep. Very different than a standard barbell row.
I love doing Pendlays. I need to return to them and work my weights back up.

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Originally Posted by More Pendlay
The push press has more carryover to pressing in general bench press etc. than any other upper body exercise. Show me a guy who can push press a big weight and he's going to be able to excel at any other pressing movement, even if he's never done it before.
This is very interesting. In all of the books and articles I have read, this was the first time I heard this.

I would love to integrate some Olympic lifting into my routine and am already working on learning proper form. I am now wondering, considering my presses are so weak, if I would be better served working on the push press first, then moving to the clean.
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