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Giant, baby giant, undershoot (from L6 boys routine)

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Geoffrey Taucer

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One of my L6 boys just learned his giants, which he can do for bonus in his routine. However, we're running into issues in plugging them in. When he plugs the giants into his routine (two giants followed by a baby giant and an undershoot), what ends up happenning is that after the two giants, his baby giant is a gut-wrenching slam on the bar followed by a very weak undershoot.

Does anybody have any effective drills for training a smooth baby giant and undershoot comming out of giants?

The way I see it, there are two possible approaches. One would be to treat the baby giant as a third giant which simply lowers to support and undershoots after hitting the top. The second would be to kill the swing after the second giant and do a very low swing into the baby giant. My gut instinct is to go with the former, but I'd love to hear anybody's thoughts, and any tips on how to work either method.
 
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