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Cullen Foresman
03-30-2008, 02:43 AM
I made an attempt at a max snatch today and filmed it for myself to review, but I decided I might as well post it up here too. Sorry about the poor quality, I wasn't originally intending to show this to anyone, next time I'll get a better camera position and maybe even put a shirt on. I've been doing O-lifts as part of crossfit for a year or so, but I've really only just recently started working on being able to do them right.

Things I noticed:

1. Arm pull starts way too early
2. I really need to get/make some training plates. Starting from this super-low hang position seems to be messing me up more than I thought while I was doing it.
3. Could keep the bar closer into my body, mostly in the third pull.
4. I think I might just need to be a little more focused and deliberate in the way I'm approaching the lift. Some of them just look sloppy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqy5grbabF4

Thanks in advance for any critiques or advice.

Sarena Kopciel
03-30-2008, 04:36 AM
I made an attempt at a max snatch today and filmed it for myself to review, but I decided I might as well post it up here too. Sorry about the poor quality, I wasn't originally intending to show this to anyone, next time I'll get a better camera position and maybe even put a shirt on. I've been doing O-lifts as part of crossfit for a year or so, but I've really only just recently started working on being able to do them right.

Things I noticed:

1. Arm pull starts way too early
2. I really need to get/make some training plates. Starting from this super-low hang position seems to be messing me up more than I thought while I was doing it.
3. Could keep the bar closer into my body, mostly in the third pull.
4. I think I might just need to be a little more focused and deliberate in the way I'm approaching the lift. Some of them just look sloppy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqy5grbabF4

Thanks in advance for any critiques or advice.

The noise made it very distracting to watch man! SO I just looked briefly at first one and I can say your back angle is totally off! Check the vid on main site today

Cullen Foresman
03-30-2008, 10:42 AM
Woah! That noise is crazy! I had the sound off the whole time I was editing and posting that......apparently that was a bad idea. Sorry about that.

I'm pretty sure the bad back angle was mostly resulting from me trying to start from a weird low hand instead of off the ground. I just made some plywood training plates so I'll go film a set @ 45lbs and see if I'm right. It's entirely possible though that I really just don't understand what I'm supposed to be doing.

Cullen Foresman
03-30-2008, 11:23 AM
Ok, here is a much better video of (I think and hope) much better snatching. The first one is a little shaky, but they improve after that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AOZIe6rjes

John Seiler
03-30-2008, 11:38 AM
You're set up with your shoulders way behind the bar. When you add weight you won't even be able to deadlift it from that position. Shoulders should be over the bar at the start.

Check out where this guy is at lift off and compare to yours (wfs):
http://www.mikesgym.org/gallery/galleryDisplay.php?show=image&imageID=268

Brandon Oto
04-03-2008, 07:26 AM
You're rowing it overhead. Add some weight and stop bending your arms.