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Old 03-15-2010, 11:17 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by folkprophet View Post
The only thing I really think about as far as flat back goes is that I keep my head up and my eyes looking forward. The rest of the flat back thing pretty much follows that. If I dropped my eyes/head, my back would not remain quite as straight I suppose. What's your recommendation on this?
Head up and back is what you want to do throughout the lift. You can have your head down at the start but as soon as you break the floor, up and back is what you should be doing. There is no real recommendation other than what makes you comfortable.

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This should correct itself somewhat when I fix the next point (straight arms, flexed tris, etc...) right?
That depends. The point is that dipping your hips to start the movement is wasted energy. When I dip I actually feel the lift more in my lower back because I am out of position for maximal leverage and spend more energy muscling up the lift rather than using my leverages . Try setting yourself up away from the bar a bit and raise your hips about 4 inches from where they are. You want to be tight as a spring when you start the pull off the floor.
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