Repping the SOHP

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  1. Flow'n

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    We all know you have to touch your chest when you bench, Squat to at least parallell, but what about the sohp?
    I usually go until the bar is level with my chin. Later in the same workout I saw a guy go back down to his chest after ever rep doing 205 X9. I was quite humbled. Quarter squatters and half benchers drive me crazy (uni gym). I don't want be that guy either.
     
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    SOHP you should rest the bar on your chest between each rep. The bar should be sitting in the same position it would be in if you had just finished a clean.
     
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    I thought during a clean the bar ends on the shoulders above the clavicle?
     
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    I bring it down to my chest.
     
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    I rest it in clean position between reps. This lets me adjust grip a tiny bit and make other adjustments I need to do.
     
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    dude the guys in the back ground are beasts doing non stop Kb snatches and pull ups
     
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    hardcore crossfitters are out of their mind. my marine buddy swears by those workouts and he worries me.

    that video is great. i always tend to bring to bar in front of my head as opposed to behind as it appears that guy does.

    i do bring it to the same spot to start/finish as he does, right on the upper chest.
     
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    Why should it rest? I think that's stupid. That's like saying every single bench and squat should have a pause.


    If/when I do them, I go to at least below the chin, usually lower though.
     
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    I personally touch it to my upper clavicles each rep.

    I tend to allow a short pause to remove the momentum
     
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    Because the spot on your chest, is at the beginning of the lift. It is completely different than saying a bench or squat should have a pause. Unless you think a bench should have a pause at the top, and a squat should have a pause at the top. Which IMO they should. Too many people blaze through their reps and end up not completing them properly. 1-2 seconds is plenty enough time. Deadlifts are the same, IMO. Usually I switch my grip between each rep, just to make sure I'm actually doing a deadlft, if you have momentum from bouncing weight off the floor or your chest, as in SOHP, you may as well be doing push-presses.
     
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    Good lord that's a manly set. I would be humbled too.

    I bring it down to my chest. My philosophy is the more ROM the better. I don't know if that's a good philosophy since I'm new. Maybe an experienced member can set me straight :D.
     
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    That is a great philosophy. Please don't let any "experienced" member tell you different.
     
  15. Krossinc

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    I recall reading a study that showed there was very little recruitment of shoulder muscles once the elbows lowered below the 90 degree angle in the elbows. Unfortunately, I've lost that report. I was curious if anyone else has heard of similar findings and might have some available research.
     
  16. That's true to a point. Rounding the bar path of a press or deadlift makes the ROM greater but less efficient, so I don't think it's better. That's just wasted movement really.

    EDIT: I know you guys are saying not doing 1/4 squats and full ROM bench press and all that, I'm more than anything just saying.
     
  17. erco

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    ROM to the point of potential injury is a bad thing. Reducing ROM and increasing load is a tried and true strength training modality (rack pulls, board presses). Increasing ROM and decreasing load is also a tried and true strength training modality (platform/snatch grip deadlifts).

    No really good generalities to make regarding ROM. It varies from lift to lift, and possibly from lifter to lifter too.
     

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