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Old 03-19-2013, 02:47 PM   #1
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Fun with Olympic Lifts

So, I've been working on my weightlifting form a little bit. Still new to this, and in trying to get my gangly limbs into efficient positions in general. Let me know what you think.

Snatch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIXWR...ature=youtu.be wfs
Clean: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlM-b...ature=youtu.be also wfs

Couple of things I noticed and have been mentioned to me was that in both lifts I should have been a little less rushed to start. Also, for the snatch my back is not quite set, which puts my shoulders a little more forward than optimal, which I think got the bar a little in front of me, which is probably what caused the shifting on the catch.

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Old 03-19-2013, 03:23 PM   #2
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Re: Fun with Olympic Lifts

Links don't work.
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:25 PM   #3
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Re: Fun with Olympic Lifts

Just noticed that and was about to fix it. Those exact links worked yesterday, I don't know what happened between then.

Snatch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIXWRHSMO6g
Clean: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlM-bCPL_JY

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Old 03-19-2013, 03:56 PM   #4
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Re: Fun with Olympic Lifts

On the snatch to me, it looks like your weight is shifted forward from the get go. I would concentrate on the weight being in the middle of your feet on the setup. Then as you begin your pull, feel the weight shift back to your heels. Try to keep the weight back in the heels as long as possible until your hips pop.

I am working on these same things!
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:05 PM   #5
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Re: Fun with Olympic Lifts

Yea on the snatch it's not so much you're weight forward as you have your butt a touch too low and your shoulders to far forward, basically you don't have the proper lumbar curve.

Setup again and pretend you have a logo or name tag on your shirt that you want a person standing straight in front of you to see..this will force you to get your chest up and over the bar and line your shoulders up a little bit better.

For your butt, raise it just slightly and feel the hamstrings begin to engage/load a little before going with the lift.
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:50 PM   #6
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:21 PM   #7
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:12 AM   #8
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Re: Fun with Olympic Lifts

Set up doesn't look bad, though you could get a bit more lumbar arch out of it as others have mentioned. Keep your hip position the same, but point your toes out a bit more and push your knees out laterally. That should allow you to engage and set your back better.

Set up, take your breath and hold it, engage/tighten up, and then lift off. Trying to do all that at once is making you lose your positioning from the start.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:30 PM   #9
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Re: Fun with Olympic Lifts

I would like to see more lateral movement in the knees and more external rotation on the shoulders in the start and first pull. From the thigh, I had to watch this a couple of times in slow motion, you start coming off your heels before the bar is even to your extended hip. This is more pronounced in your clean vs the snatch (the wider grip brings the bar higher on you leg). You get good hip extension your timing is just a bit off. Try starting from the hang and coming to complete hip flexion before your 'jump'. Try 'jumping' back instead of forward. This combined with sweeping the bar towards your body should help with the forward movement. I hope this makes sense.
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:48 PM   #10
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Re: Fun with Olympic Lifts

Well, here's some deload week technique work... focusing on good starting position and first pull which has been my issue from what I can tell.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoSvS_TTdew wfs
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