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The Double-Knee Bend—Characteristics and Coaching Points

by William Cedar, CSCS, Guy Hornsby, PhD, CSCS,*D, Satoshi Mizuguchi, CSCS, and Michael Stone, PhD, CSCS, FNSCA
NSCA Coach September 2019
Vol 6, Issue 2

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The purpose of this article is to present and discuss the phases of the pull that precede the power position, as well as present some suggestions for how to coach these positions.

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