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Attention to Detail

Check Your Posture
By Donny Shankle

As you sit in between attempts in training and competition do so on a straight back. This addition to your training, like keeping your eyes forward, has greater carryover on the platform than you might realize. If you sit with poor posture then you will lift with a rounded back. Learn to sit in your chair off of your hamstrings with you shoulder blades pulled together like a cobra rearing back its hood. Focus on your breathing and start to set the arch in your back before you even stand up. Attention to tiny details like this will help you to find bar whip and feel the stretch reflex. Tiny details like this will make you stand out as a professional and give you every possible chance to lift the most you can.