I took a break from strength training for a while for lifestyle reasons (yeah yeah… go ahead and give me shit for it). I took such a break that in order to make sure I was back to a decent level of fitness before I get back into advanced program (Any of the FTF, Meltdown, OVT, ABBH, etc.) that I spend at least a microcycle or two on simple 5x5 programs just to ensure that my core movements have a good foundation.
I noticed on several lifts (traditional DL, Clean Pulls, K-Bell swing, K-bell snatch, Push Press, Back Squat) that my toes have a consistant tendancy to turn slightly outward… I don’t THINK this is abnormal, but I want to try to nip any muscle imbalances at the bud before it becomes a problem… is this normal and/or good posture for such lifts?
Also, I’ve noticed that when I do my clean pulls, I have a tendancy to move slightly backward when I do my “triple extension”. I think I remember most of the coaches recommending to jump upward… Is this a problem? Does this indicate anything? Am I overreacting?