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Now that I'm down to around 102kg I can spend a little bit more time in the drops without puffing myself out
Will this get better as I drop all the way down to 85? or is there a way to "condition" yourself to spend long amounts of time in the drops..
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the less "non-essential " body mass you have restricting your diaphragm whist in the drops , then the easier it will be to breathe.
this opinion is based on some assumptions and by no means was intended to offend.
Well done on the 22kg loss BTW.
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Barely use them at all any more. I think it's because my bars are a lot lower now. I wonder if a lot of peoples drops are too low for them....
Staying in the drops is a mixture of setup and flexibility.
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Core strength will come in to play on how long you can stay there comfortably.
The smaller your gut is the less weight will be hanging straight down putting pressure on your lower back.
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