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High Pulls Technique?

I’ve looked all over. Does anyone know where I can find a video or a description of how to do high pulls? I want to start including them in my routine.

Heres a video

http://www.uwlax.edu/strengthcenter/videos/video_index.htm

Look under Legs. section, Power, Clean Pulls High

Phill

Thanks, Phill. So basically it’s an explosive deadlift into an upright row? Would that be a good way to look at it?

[quote]Phill wrote:
Heres a video

http://www.uwlax.edu/strengthcenter/videos/video_index.htm

Look under Legs. section, Power, Clean Pulls High

Phill[/quote]

[quote]Dre Cappa wrote:
Thanks, Phill. So basically it’s an explosive deadlift into an upright row? Would that be a good way to look at it?

I’m not sure about this one. I presume you’ve never done cleans. Well, if you have, it’s basically a clean, just without racking the bar.

Otherwise here’s coach Thibaudeau’s article:
http://www.T-Nation.com/findArticle.do?article=235pow2

Clean pull is here mentioned as a power pull (in this case with a snatch grip, you can also do it with a clean grip).

about deadlift + upright row: first part might be OK, but second part is a little bit off. You deadlift the bar, then, when it’s past the knees you fuckin explode (triple extension) and arms don’t really do much, except hold the bar. Power is generated from the hips.

But with an upright row you use your traps, shoulders and arms. arms are not really used with high pulls: there’s a saying: when the arm bends, the power ends. It means that you won’t be able do lift it with arms, when it gets heavy, but with hip and back muscles which are
the strongest muscles, so really just think of arms as a link to the bar and nothing else.

stay strong

[quote]Hrastnik wrote:
Dre Cappa wrote:
Thanks, Phill. So basically it’s an explosive deadlift into an upright row? Would that be a good way to look at it?

I’m not sure about this one. I presume you’ve never done cleans. Well, if you have, it’s basically a clean, just without racking the bar.

Otherwise here’s coach Thibaudeau’s article:
http://www.T-Nation.com/findArticle.do?article=235pow2

Clean pull is here mentioned as a power pull (in this case with a snatch grip, you can also do it with a clean grip).

about deadlift + upright row: first part might be OK, but second part is a little bit off. You deadlift the bar, then, when it’s past the knees you fuckin explode (triple extension) and arms don’t really do much, except hold the bar. Power is generated from the hips.

But with an upright row you use your traps, shoulders and arms. arms are not really used with high pulls: there’s a saying: when the arm bends, the power ends. It means that you won’t be able do lift it with arms, when it gets heavy, but with hip and back muscles which are
the strongest muscles, so really just think of arms as a link to the bar and nothing else.

stay strong[/quote]
Exactl;y its an explosive move the arms really should just be alonmg for the ride to kind of tarck the bar the movement in theory sould be an explosion of the hips glutes etc and some what a Fast shrug . A celan pretty much you just dont duck under and lock out the bar.

Phill

[quote]Dre Cappa wrote:
I’ve looked all over. Does anyone know where I can find a video or a description of how to do high pulls? I want to start including them in my routine. [/quote]

Here’s the Compounf version of it called Sumo DL Highpull, hits your PC like crazy.

http://www.slidetour.com/sample1/display/sumo_deadlift_high_pull/sumo_deadlift_high_pull.html

http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/sumodeadlifthighpull.wmv

WTF !?!?!?

Why didn’t anybody mention this article: http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1175186

Thanks fellas. I remember reading this article before but it was a while ago. When I searched for “high pulls” this article didn’t come up in my search. Hmm.

[quote]Wreckless wrote:
WTF !?!?!?

Why didn’t anybody mention this article: http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1175186[/quote]

And btw, I have never done any Olympic lifts. I’ve read about some of them but I’m reluctant to try them without being supervised by someone who knows what they are talking about and that’s not the case in my gym LOL.

I was thinking about trying Jason Ferruggia’s MVP muscle plan and he recommends high pulls or cleans before squats or deadlifts.

The good thing about doing high pulls, snatch pulls, etc is that you can still achieve explosive triple extension of the hip, knee, and ankle; a MUST for athletes where explosiveness is used at all.

Some argue that there really is no need to use the catch for athletes, so while using these you can still receive almost about the same benefits as if you were performing a full olympic lift.

Good idea on wanting to start with these. If you can get someone to help your properly with the catch, even better. But these will do just fine for now.

It took me a week or so to grasp onto these, so start right and get the speed of the bar right. To quote Charlie Francis “First do it right, then speed it up!” Or in this case, perform the technique, then start adding weight. Good luck.

[quote]Dre Cappa wrote:
Thanks, Phill. So basically it’s an explosive deadlift into an upright row? Would that be a good way to look at it?
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Definitely not. It is a controlled pull from the floor and as the bar crosses the knees, you triple extend with a shrug. The movement of the bar upwards to the height your chest (or however high it goes) is due to the momentum created by the powerful triple extension. It is NOT an upright row. NO arm pulling involved.

[quote]Krollmonster wrote:
Dre Cappa wrote:
Thanks, Phill. So basically it’s an explosive deadlift into an upright row? Would that be a good way to look at it?

Definitely not. It is a controlled pull from the floor and as the bar crosses the knees, you triple extend with a shrug. The movement of the bar upwards to the height your chest (or however high it goes) is due to the momentum created by the powerful triple extension. It is NOT an upright row. NO arm pulling involved.
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VERY important point. There are two pulls essentially. Once the bar clears the knees is when you’re acheiving triple extension.

http://www.cathletics.com/resources/exercises/index.php?show=section&sectionID=2

Clean pull and clean high pull. You can also do them from hang.

Aimee Anaya pulls the bar in as it comes off the floor, pulling the shins back to keep the bar brushing or almost brushing, and then extends once the bar passes the knee.

When you do them from the hang starting from the top and lowering down, a good way to get into the right position, in my experience, is to lower the bar by pushing the butt back, bending the knees but keeping the shins pretty vertical. Dan John’s free ‘From the Ground Up’ PDF has a whole section on this.