After doing 3 condensed weeks of Meltdown, I’ve started RR&D this week, with the goal of losing BF. I’m a relative newbie to t-mag et all, so excuse me if the questions are a little basic. I did search the archives first, though.
I have a couple of questions about the exercises:
DB clean and press:
-Is there any problem using a BB clean and press instead? Also, is the press portion of this movement done like a ‘push press’ or ‘jerk’? i.e. I squat 1/4 way down then explode up?
-isn’t this exercise more of a trap builder than leg/back extensors?
-I think I’m using my back too much in this movement. Any tips for correct form? I don’t quite have the flexibility I’d like for this, as I also can’t go rock bottom on squats, without falling back or kissing my knees, regardless of load. Is this lack of flexibility the source of my problem? I’ve noticed that the pics of this movement in a previous article has the guy looking up, which I’ll try, as that helped me with keeping my trunk upright for squats.
-would going back to standard deads make a difference?
Seated Half Press in a rack
-how far apart should your hands be? I’d think they should be fairly close, as this is more to target your tris, right? In a Poliquin article, he says to do them seated with back support. Is that how everyone does them, because I’d think with back/shoulder support, you’d be more inclined to arch your back.
Thanks for any answers/assistance!