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Posted: 17 March 2013 06:19 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hello my name is Joe, I’ve been inspired by a few individuals to take on a new style and routine of exercising. Long story short, I’m new to this and wanting to start off Monday with the WOD that was posted “clean and jerk”. The question I have relates to 3-3-3-2-2-2-2-1-1-1-1 reps. Is each indiviual # the amount of reps I do in each set? I’ve taken notice to starting off by scaling down and getting familiar with the motions which I plan on doing, so I plan on lifiting light but I want to get into the routine and ease into the hard work that comes later down the road. All feed back is greatly appreciated, thank you and have a blessed week!

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Posted: 17 March 2013 06:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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yes each individual number is the number of reps per set. So eleven sets.

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Posted: 17 March 2013 10:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Just so I have this right, each set of reps I keep the bar off the ground correct? As far as weight goes do you have a suggestion as to where to start? Should I try all 11 set with light weight or try half the sets with heavier weight? Thanks your quick reply..

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Posted: 18 March 2013 02:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Each rep begins with the bar on the ground.

Since you’ve never done this exercise before, don’t concern yourself with loading too much weight on the bar. Watch some videos on technique (google Mike Burgener and Glenn Pendlay) then practice with PVC/broomstick/empty bar. If you then feel comfortable begin adding weight.

If you can, capture some video of yourself performing the lift and post it here for feedback.

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Posted: 18 March 2013 12:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I’ll look into that, thanks…

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