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How can you do OHP with the bar starting on the floor?

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by Dyson350, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. Dyson350

    Dyson350 Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    I am trying to do these at home but I don't have a rack that I can place the bar on so it sits shoulder level, so I am forced to place the bar on the floor. The problem is I am having a hard time getting the bar from the floor into proper listing position. What can I do?
     
  2. CRZA

    CRZA Purple Belt

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    Learn how to clean the bar! Put your elbows under the bar and start pressing.
     
  3. Revok

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    Check the local services. Maybe you can hire some men to come round and lift it for you? Otherwise, I'm stumped!
     
  4. oyaji poi

    oyaji poi oyaji belt

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    definitely give the city office a call, ask to speak to the olympics.
     
  5. CQB Ninja

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    turkish get-ups.
     
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    Pick the bar up then push it over your head. Seriously, clean and press the damn thing.

     
  8. DEVILsSON

    DEVILsSON Black Belt

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    Get some high saw horses and use them to rack the weight.
     
  9. DevilMMA

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    Dig a hole in your floor just upto chest height...... hey presto! You can now jump in and press your barbell overhead!
     
  10. Mumrik

    Mumrik Silver Belt

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    What kind of weight are we talking here?
    You should be able to clean it up there if this is anything near a SOHP and you aren't an absolute monster in that lift.
     
  11. MatterOverMind

    MatterOverMind Pulling for you

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    Clean it.

    But I like this answer too.

     
  12. Donut62

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    Jesus Christ.
     
  13. SocraticMethod

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    Good call. JC could use his magic to levitate the bar. But he's hard to get a hold of most of the time.
     
  14. hunto

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    Dig a deep pit in the floor to stand in.
     
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    joshetc butthole hurts from teh gay

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    lulz very funny..

    reading the thread FTW.
     
  16. Steakeater**

    Steakeater** Banned Banned

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    If he can press more than he cleans hes got other problems to worry about
     
  17. BeastoftheEast

    BeastoftheEast Blue Belt

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    You should easily be able to clean a weight you're doing OHP with, even if your clean form is piss poor.
     
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    PowerHungry Oh yeah!

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    Whoa. :"D
     

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