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    First of all, SS 3rd edition is a fantastic read and I'm eager to get started, but I have two questions.

    In the book, you state a thumb over grip for the squat, however I've noticed in some pictures and videos, the lifter you are coaching is using a thumb under grip. Is there any reason behind this? Apologies if I missed this in the book

    Second question, I've invested into a home gym consisting of a power rack, 300 pounds worth of weights, a bench and a few other items. My gym is upstairs so I'm a tad concerned about power cleans. Can power cleans be done inside the rack?

    Thanks

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    Post the pictures you're concerned about.

    Don't do cleans upstairs at your house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    Post the pictures you're concerned about.

    Don't do cleans upstairs at your house.
    Well I'm mostly referring to the art of manliness video where you're coaching the gent on the 5 lifts

    And are you saying power cleaning upstairs could potentially send me through the ceiling and landing on my 2 dogs?

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    Read the book first, and then ask remaining questions.

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