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Old 05-29-2011, 04:15 PM   #1
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Early arm pull for snatches

I know the high hang/clean drills are good for "arm pullers' like myself, but does anybody out there having anymore advice? Really frustrating...

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Old 05-29-2011, 04:24 PM   #2
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Re: Early arm pull for snatches

Working from the high hang is more for people who have trouble with the third pull (pulling under the bar). If you're having problems with early arm bend I'd recommend doing clean/snatch pulls (WFS). Just do the first and second pulls of the lift without worrying about bending your arms. These are also good because you can work them at higher than your clean/snatch 1RM. Or you can do them a little lighter and do 1 or 2 pulls followed by a full rep.
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Re: Early arm pull for snatches

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Working from the high hang is more for people who have trouble with the third pull (pulling under the bar). If you're having problems with early arm bend I'd recommend doing clean/snatch pulls (WFS). Just do the first and second pulls of the lift without worrying about bending your arms. These are also good because you can work them at higher than your clean/snatch 1RM. Or you can do them a little lighter and do 1 or 2 pulls followed by a full rep.
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Old 05-30-2011, 11:52 AM   #4
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Re: Early arm pull for snatches

AKA low pulls.

The idea is to stop pulling when you reach full extension, i.e. no arm pulling whatsoever. The bar is allowed to float up after the extension, at which point you'll naturally unlock the elbows, but not one ounce of arm pull is allowed.
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Re: Early arm pull for snatches

When I was training with my buddy at his garage, he had me following a basic beginner's oly template with a lot of clean and snatch pulls. It really helped me to learn to pull properly. The only thing I hated about it was having to do sets of 8 reps with what was about my 1rm for my clean...
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Old 06-01-2011, 05:33 AM   #6
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Re: Early arm pull for snatches

Thanks everybody! What are low pulls?
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Old 06-01-2011, 06:00 AM   #7
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Re: Early arm pull for snatches

Lincoln - so when you do pull hard, your elbow do bend or unlock? When your elbow bends, How do you distinugsh if you are over pulling or if you elbow unlocks naturally?

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AKA low pulls.

The idea is to stop pulling when you reach full extension, i.e. no arm pulling whatsoever. The bar is allowed to float up after the extension, at which point you'll naturally unlock the elbows, but not one ounce of arm pull is allowed.
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Thanks everybody! What are low pulls?
Low pulls are snatch/clean pulls without any arm bend, as opposed to a snatch/clean high pull where you finish by pulling the bar up with your arms into the scarecrow position.

High pull (WFS)--notice how it has a conscious arm bend as opposed to the previous link where it was only a slight arm bend caused by the weight following through after triple extension. Since you say your problem is early arm bend, just do the plain clean/snatch pulls without any arm bend aside from what happens when the bar continues to float up after extension.
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Re: Early arm pull for snatches

Thanks Eric! I appreciate the advice and I will do it!

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Low pulls are snatch/clean pulls without any arm bend, as opposed to a snatch/clean high pull where you finish by pulling the bar up with your arms into the scarecrow position.

High pull (WFS)--notice how it has a conscious arm bend as opposed to the previous link where it was only a slight arm bend caused by the weight following through after triple extension. Since you say your problem is early arm bend, just do the plain clean/snatch pulls without any arm bend aside from what happens when the bar continues to float up after extension.
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Thanks everybody! What are low pulls?
low pulls = snatch pulls: (wfs) http://www.cathletics.com/exercises/...?exerciseID=97
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