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    I belong to crossfit but occasionally I end up going to a regular gym. I like trying to do a xfit workout there but run into problems with the weights. I'm still new to lifting so my weights are low (ie 65-85 for cleans depending on reps). The gym has standard bars so it is 45 lbs - this means I'm often only putting 5-10 lbs on it - which makes the bar pretty low to the ground. Any suggestions from Oly lifters out there - should I stick to hang cleans and just avoid lots of reps from the ground or is dropping that extra 4-8" ok as long as I'm careful about keep my back straight and chest up as much as possible?

    Thanks!

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    The classic solution for that problem is to just stack other plates on the ground on both sides and put the weight in there.
    Or if you have a rack with switchable low safety bars you can put the bar on those at about the same height as the big olympic plates.

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    • #3
      The classic solution for that problem is to just stack other plates on the ground on both sides and put the weight in there


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      • #4
        Thanks!

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