Anyway do any of you use partial TGUs to work in the next bell up? How did you mix them into your workout?
Sir, if I remember correctly, Ms Renata Music had the following tips for the next bell up...
Start with just a few parts of the entire movement, especially if the bell simply "floors" you, i.e.
-work on just the press and roll to elbow, back to the ground
-get the bell over your head any way you can (push press, etc.) and work on your lockout. Maybe move from there to a backwards lunge and back to standing
-practice some TUT (time under tension) with a lighter bell, holding each phase of movement for a few (relative to you) seconds (a word of caution, I believe the TUT can severely tax the CNS, so don't overdo it)
I followed the above when I got my heaviest bell, it took some time, but after a few months I could do a solid GU without going for a ride on the down portion.
I hope some of this was helpful.
...I always thought the football bat was the big red kind from wiffleball... =]