I am all in favor of the “grip it and rip it” approach. Ever since I stopped fucking around with the bar for 10+ seconds down in a crouched position, my pulls have sky rocketed. There is a problem though.
Watch the guys that slam down and then jerk the weight up. Every pull is different. There is no consistancy in form and thus no improvement.
Try to shoot for more of a “Grip it, tense it, rip it.” Shoot down, pull the slack out of the bar to set your hips and load your hamstrings, and then rip the shit out of it.
I dont care what whether you pull sumo or conventional or how long youve been training, this works for everyone.[/quote]
This guy knows what he’s talking about.
Grab the bar, set yourself, and go. You should be mentally ready to pull the weight before your hands ever touch the bar.