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By gzt (Tue Jul 28, 2009 at 11:08:44 AM EST) gzt, jerks, packing, moving, the dream of gerontius (all tags)
I was doing clean and jerks this morning and, as is most convenient, dropping the weights. Now, mind you, I wasn't dropping the barbell from full extension, I was slowing it down and let it go at about knee height. It's a lot less stressful to everything involved than dropping the barbell to your shoulders, dropping it to your hips, and then putting it down. However, one of the personal trainers came by and said, "You can't drop the weights here at $NEW_GYM, but you can at $OLD_GYM." I was like, drat. Denied. But I'm fine with it. I'll just have to do my heavy clean and jerks and snatches at $OLD_GYM instead. Or something. If you're going heavy, after all, you need to have the option of missing, and missing means dropping with those.

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