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    I was experimenting, and I think I invented a new workout (or at least independently discovered it... ). I call it the barbell throw. It's simple enough, use a gymnastics barbell, and launch it from your chest as far as you can. I would usually clean it (deadlift dynamically), and throw. Just make sure it's not going to hit anything... lol, and maybe do this outside in a big stretch of grass, or other soft ground.

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    Honestly sounds unnecessarily dangerous ? A push-press is essentially the same thing but with a bigger weight and without the bar leaving your hands. The force applied in both should be similar, only with a lighter bar the gravitational force is lower than with a heavier weight and the result is velocity at the end of the ROM.

    Edit: Just read your post again and think I misunderstood Thought you were throwing it straight up and then catching it again. Still seems like the bar would be damaged though?
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    I get the fun aspect for sure. Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach Palfrey View Post
    Are you suggesting that you invented throwing?
    No... but I never heard of anyone doing the same thing as this. Who cares if it's not original or whatever... I think it's fun and very effective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pandadude View Post
    Still seems like the bar would be damaged though?
    Depends on how the barbell is made. Some are made to withstand falls from 6-8 feet.

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    you mean like a thruster?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joelwlcx View Post
    Depends on how the barbell is made. Some are made to withstand falls from 6-8 feet.
    Not quite. Even good bars will bend if they fall on one end first. If you want to throw something I would suggest a medicine ball, sandbag, boulder, friend (into the pool), enemy (into the jaws of the mighty Sarlacc ).... Respect the bar, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joelwlcx View Post
    No... but I never heard of anyone doing the same thing as this. Who cares if it's not original or whatever... I think it's fun and very effective.
    I'd say there are some better things to throw than a barbell but I get where you're coming from. How have you tested that it's "very effective"?

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