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Cotter on being flexible and strong/sots press

Post by Dave » Wed Jan 05, 2005 3:23 am

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posted October 28, 2004 08:46 AMOctober 28, 2004 08:46 PM
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Sots press takes the legs completely out of the press and puts a severe ROM limitation in the hips, back and shoulder girdle, demands high balance---it is a great measure of flexible strength. Many heavy OH pressers cannot perform a correct (flat footed, unsupported) Sots, and even fewer can do doubles w/ respectable weight. What does it all mean? Well, to me, it is a good guage of my overall. If I'm getting stronger but less flexible, no good. If I'm very loose but can't load, no good. With a heavy Sots you can check yourself in both areas, with some athleticism (balance)thrown in to boot.

With fixed weight, such as KBs, Sots is a way to progress when a strict press becomes too easy for a given weight. When you can do bottoms up Sots w/ 2 40 kgs, you've truly surpassed the need for DD KBs, imo. I haven't seen anyone do that yet, but you're a candidate.
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posted October 28, 2004 09:24 AMOctober 28, 2004 09:24 PM
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is the sots press in the RKC book and vid? Not really familiar with that one.
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posted October 28, 2004 03:33 PMOctober 29, 2004 03:33 AM
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The Pavelator describes it, but doesn't depict it in the RKC book.

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posted October 28, 2004 03:35 PMOctober 29, 2004 03:35 AM
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Yeah, I found it in another place. Looks kinda hard considering whenever I have tried OH squats I found the to be difficult.
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posted October 29, 2004 09:19 AMOctober 29, 2004 09:19 PM
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It's a good way to start to get the ROM for 2 KB OH squat since you can turn a little while pressing. I did 16kg last night and it was hard not to fall. "Strong but not flexible, no good"

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posted October 29, 2004 04:30 PMOctober 30, 2004 04:30 AM
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Bill, same experience here (GDG and I were talking about it.)
Great exercise, but it's hell on you.

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