CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Digital Coaching
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Digital Coaching Post pictures or movies for critique and coaching

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-21-2013, 06:30 AM   #1
Brent Boone
Member Brent Boone is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Southbridge  VA
Posts: 7
Yet another snatch critique

I love the snatch and yet, I hate the snatch. I havent been doing it very long and I know it needs a ton of work. This video is more of a power because when it starts getting heavy for me I have a harder time pulling under and catching in a squat. Anyway, how horrible are the first two pulls? Trash away...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuMNR0ZTN-k
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2013, 07:35 AM   #2
Mike Donalds
Banned Mike Donalds is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Tampa  FL
Posts: 80
Re: Yet another snatch critique

You need to re-learn how to perform this lift from scratch. Start over, take it slow and learn correctly. The more you try to do this with weight on the bar, the more you're reinforcing terrible habits which will already be extremely difficult to break.

Watch the Cal Strength progression videos and use nothing but an empty barbell while you're re-learning. Glenn Pendlay does a great job at breaking it down and making it easy to follow. Do full snatches when learning. NEVER power snatch again until you watch the progression videos and re-learn using that methodology. The power snatch is an ASSISTANCE exercise for those who are already proficient in the FULL snatch.


Also, I hope that wasn't your trainer congratulating you on how easy that lift looked. If it is, I'd find another gym.

Last edited by Mike Donalds : 10-21-2013 at 07:38 AM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2013, 07:42 AM   #3
Jeff Enge
Banned Jeff Enge is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Collinsville  IL
Posts: 5,542
Re: Yet another snatch critique

Um. Sorry, but Mike is right.

Start from the hips (high hang) and work down from there. With just the bar.

Don't add weight until you can do it right. And, make sure whoever is telling you what "right" is actually knows what they are talking about.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2013, 08:21 AM   #4
Brent Boone
Member Brent Boone is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Southbridge  VA
Posts: 7
Re: Yet another snatch critique

Ok, thanks for the tips. I'll work the full lift with just the bar. Maybe upload a vid of that because im a glutton for punishment. I knew the finish was bad, but the set up, bar path, extension....everything was horrible? Thanks again
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2013, 09:01 AM   #5
Jeff Enge
Banned Jeff Enge is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Collinsville  IL
Posts: 5,542
Re: Yet another snatch critique

It is never about about just the finish. You have to be out of position in the first place in order to have a bad finish, especially on lower weights.

Again, start from the top and work down. And when you get to the ground, remember patience in your first pull. From the ground to the knees is about getting into the right position for the power parts of the lift.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2013, 09:57 AM   #6
Mike Donalds
Banned Mike Donalds is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Tampa  FL
Posts: 80
Re: Yet another snatch critique

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brent Boone View Post
Ok, thanks for the tips. I'll work the full lift with just the bar. Maybe upload a vid of that because im a glutton for punishment. I knew the finish was bad, but the set up, bar path, extension....everything was horrible? Thanks again
It's not that everything was horrible. It's that you never learned the proper positions and patterns behind the lift, so as soon as you start moving the bar, your body is subconsciously "filling in the blanks," so to speak. If you do that long enough, you'll have one hell of a time unlearning everything you've patterned your body to do.

I've seen people relearn these movements that look great under training loads, but as soon as we get close to maximum, they sometimes revert back to the terrible habits they've engrained by all those previous hours of improper movement. No one is immune and we all do it to some degree. They say practice makes perfect, but it doesn't. Practice makes permanent and undoing improper practice is a long and frustrating road.

This lift (and the clean) takes time and dedication to learn properly. "Time" could mean months, or it could mean years. Just stick with it and make sure you're working with someone who knows their @$$ from a hole in the ground when it comes to all this stuff.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2013, 10:11 AM   #7
Jeff Enge
Banned Jeff Enge is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Collinsville  IL
Posts: 5,542
Re: Yet another snatch critique

Celebrity Jeopardy, anyone? Sorry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40vSMTQHV0o wfs

This is the start of a series on snatch warmup/progressions by my coach. Just another view you can take with the Cal Strength progressions Mike offered.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	images.jpg
Views:	112
Size:	8.3 KB
ID:	12981  
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2013, 10:39 AM   #8
Mike Donalds
Banned Mike Donalds is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Tampa  FL
Posts: 80
Re: Yet another snatch critique

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeff Enge View Post
Celebrity Jeopardy, anyone? Sorry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40vSMTQHV0o wfs

This is the start of a series on snatch warmup/progressions by my coach. Just another view you can take with the Cal Strength progressions Mike offered.
lol @ celeb jeopardy. Loved that skit
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2013, 02:18 PM   #9
Brent Boone
Member Brent Boone is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Southbridge  VA
Posts: 7
Re: Yet another snatch critique

Thanks again guys......and my personal fav Jeopardy category was always, The Pen is Mightier
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2013, 02:19 PM   #10
Mike Donalds
Banned Mike Donalds is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Tampa  FL
Posts: 80
Re: Yet another snatch critique

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brent Boone View Post
Thanks again guys......and my personal fav Jeopardy category was always, The Pen is Mightier
A Petit
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Snatch Critique Please Greg Light Digital Coaching 2 10-05-2012 07:59 AM
snatch critique Ryan Tyler Digital Coaching 14 09-17-2012 09:33 AM
3 Pos Snatch + Hi Hang Snatch Critique Christopher E. Bernardo Digital Coaching 8 08-20-2012 04:30 PM
Snatch Help/ Critique, the worst snatch you might ever see. Hector Santiago Digital Coaching 2 02-27-2011 09:59 AM
Snatch Critique Andrew Campbell Digital Coaching 2 10-05-2009 08:51 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.