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Old 10-13-2011, 09:17 PM   #1
Adam Gerken
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Snatch Form Check

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155lbs... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcF31zOftZ0 (WFS)
160lbs... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I379KXecx-Y (WFS)
165lbs (miss)... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJzp_IDEyXY (WFS)

Bodyweight @ 185lbs.

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Old 10-13-2011, 09:50 PM   #2
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Re: Snatch Form Check

On all three lifts the bar moves away from you as it leaves the ground, especially on the third. It should be moving towards you or at the very least straight up.
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Old 10-14-2011, 05:56 AM   #3
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Re: Snatch Form Check

I would be interested in people's thoughts on shoulder position. The first pull begins with shoulders more or less over the hands.

Also, I don't think you committed to the last rep. I think you have that weight. I will look more at it later.
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:23 AM   #4
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Re: Snatch Form Check

In general, they look pretty good! But to keep the bar closer as Lincoln says, the trick is to start the pulls with the legs and not let your hips rise before the bar moves.

To make that happen I suggest that you start with your hips just a little bit higher. Your back angle right when the bar is just below the knee is the angle you should start pulling from. If you notice it is a different angle at the start. This is why you're loosing power and the bar is moving away from you at the start.
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Old 10-14-2011, 03:35 PM   #5
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Re: Snatch Form Check

Thanks, Lincoln. That was not so obvious to me until you pointed it out, but that's definitely a problem and I see it for sure now. As Tony B suggested, I will try starting with hips a bit higher. That makes a lot of sense.

@Tony S... I completely agree on the last rep. I hit that weight one rep later, but just didn't get it on video. I didn't commit at all on the missed rep.

Thanks again for the feedback. Super helpful!

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Old 10-14-2011, 06:22 PM   #6
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Re: Snatch Form Check

His starting position is okay. As he starts to lift the bar, however, he needs to get his knees back and out of the way. Hard to see with the video, but when the bar is right below his knees, his shins and knees are forward, causing him to start the second pull a bit early. Watch Coach Burgener's latest journal video, "the point of explosion". He can also keep driving through the ground more. Don't be too concerned getting off the ground with your feet, but driving through the floor as much as you can, then getting the feet back to the landing position as quick as possible.
Also, as you start to lift the bar off the ground, don't let the shoulders start to shrug up too soon. Engage the lats together and down off the start, then, after you have jumped, then you shrug yourself under the bar.
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