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Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e318262f7d5
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The Countermovement Shrug

DeWeese, Brad H. EdD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, USAW1; Scruggs, Steven K. MS, USAW2

Section Editor(s): Dawes, Jay PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA

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Abstract

SUMMARY: THE COUNTERMOVEMENT SHRUG IS A DYNAMIC TOTAL BODY EXERCISE ALLOWING AN ATHLETE TO BECOME MORE EFFICIENT AT PRODUCING FORCE. THE EXERCISE PROVIDES AN OVERLOAD STIMULUS THROUGH UTILIZING THE STRETCH-SHORTENING CYCLE. THIS MOVEMENT TEACHES THE DOUBLE KNEE BEND AND MAY IMPROVE EXTENSION AT THE TOP OF THE SECOND PULL FOR THE CLEAN AND THE SNATCH. THIS EXERCISE CAN BE USED THROUGHOUT THE TRAINING YEAR. THIS COLUMN PROVIDES A DETAILED DESCRIPTION AND FIGURES OF THE PROPER EXERCISE TECHNIQUE FOR A COUNTERMOVEMENT SHRUG.

© 2012 National Strength and Conditioning Association

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