[quote]Christian Thibaudeau wrote:
Well, again, I’d have to see what your position looks like. There could be several issues.
You might need the flexibility to hold the bar with a full grip when it is on the shoulders (only finger tips are on the bar).
You might be holding the elbows too high while taking the shoulder shelf position. When you catch a clean, the elbows should be rotated up as much as possible, but before a push press or jerk you must rotate them down a bit (about a 30 deg. angle) while keeping the bar on the shoulder shelf.
You might lack the triceps/lats mobility to push your shoulders forward to create the shelf.
Your internal shoulder rotators might be too tight preventing you from bringing your elbows slightly inwardÃ?Â©externally rotated in the position.
Or it might simply be because you are used to using your arms and delts more when you press. With the shoulder shelf you cannot use the arms as much when you initiate the push and really have to use more leg drive and better timing.[/quote]
OK, thanks, Coach - I will troubleshoot these.