Have you ever noticed a lifter, maybe even an experienced one, struggling to respond to cues during a lift and still failing to move into the right positions? If you do, take a moment to pay extra attention to the start position. An improper set up not only begins the movement from the wrong position, creating an extra mechanical problem to solve, but it can also alter a lifter’s perception of where his body is in space since the reference position that he moves in relation to is out of alignment – his “zero” is wrong.

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