[quote]Rick Jakubowski wrote:
Rick Jakubowski wrote:
Use a broom stick, and for shits n giggles use a clean grip to save your shoulders, you’re obviously not doing this for olympic competition, and the only reason they use a snatch grip is to reduce the distance the bar has to travel.
What does bar travel have to do with overhead squats?
Much more flexibility is required (especially shoulder) performing a clean grip OHS then a snatch grip OHS.
Using a broom stick to do OHS is a good way to start, but it really is too light to have effect on balance/flexiblity issues.
but it does get you used to positioning for the shoulders. Then you can move up to a bar and then add weight when you can
I agree. I guess upon reading over what I wrote, I didn’t explain myself clearly. What I meant to say is that it that a clean grip OHS is much harder to perform than a snatch grip OHS, most people don’t have the flexibility to do a CG OHS correctly and using a broom handle can mask that because it’s so light (most people can squat while holding a broom handle straight out). Using a broom handle for dislocates, and doing dislocates while squating is a great way to learn proper shoulder position.
Well, you are right in that it is ‘harder’ and would require more ‘flexibility’, so for someone who has never done it before they would know no difference and should start by tackling the bull by the hornes…imo anyway, that’s how I like to approach my own training