So I’ve been studying up on technique, reading articles and such, and decided to watch a few videos to see how the big guys do it.
After watching several, I started to notice something. Many, not all, would approach the bar and grip it while a little ways away from the shins. Then they would roll it towards them and as soon as it touched their shins, they would pull.
An example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wDzg1M81hs
Would doing this effectively lessen the “dead” aspect of the weight? By setting it in motion before the pull would not the momentum, however slow, make it eisier to break fom the floor?
Anybody try this or practice it? If so, does it actually make it easier? Or is this just a quirk these guys have developed?