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Old 07-19-2010, 04:36 AM   #1
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Snatch check

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHZts-DoPkw (WFS)

55kgs. This was my old max. What do people think of my technique, what needs working on the most? Any and all advice is welcome.
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Old 07-20-2010, 05:36 AM   #2
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Re: Snatch check

Not bad. Solid lift.

I would get your butt and head set more at the set-up of the lift. Your butt seemed a little to high at the start. Also you looked up and started the lift all at the same time. Just get your head up and set before lifting. This will also control your butt more.

If your head is down your butt will be up. If your head is up your butt will be down.

I would also try to keep your shoulders over the bar just a little bit longer. (just knit picking here)
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Old 07-20-2010, 06:09 PM   #3
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Re: Snatch check

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55kgs. This was my old max. What do people think of my technique, what needs working on the most? Any and all advice is welcome.
overhead squats. It's obviously a light weight, but you're a bit wobbly in the midsection in the overhead position. Get comfortable with heavy overheads and your midline stability should improve
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:05 PM   #4
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Re: Snatch check

it's kinda hard to tell but it looks like you may have landed a bit forward with your feet. use tape or chalk to mark where your feet start and land
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Old 07-21-2010, 03:43 PM   #5
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it's kinda hard to tell but it looks like you may have landed a bit forward with your feet. use tape or chalk to mark where your feet start and land
That's something new to try, thanks for the tip. I know that landing forward has been a problem that I've had in the past.

I'm also going to be including a lot more overhead squats. I'll be working on them a couple of times per week from now on.
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That's something new to try, thanks for the tip. I know that landing forward has been a problem that I've had in the past.

I'm also going to be including a lot more overhead squats. I'll be working on them a couple of times per week from now on.
yeah that helps me because i have a tendancy to land forward also. or just use a line on the floor or something...
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Old 07-23-2010, 02:59 PM   #7
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Re: Snatch check

Butt lower on the set-up, chest up more. Take a look at Jon North's heavy snatch lifts on the YouTube; He is pretty much starting from a full squat with knees and shoulders above, almost in front of the bar. This is a much more vertical starting position than the deadlift. It allows for a more explosive lift from the start. More explosiveness equals more weight.
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Old 08-01-2010, 03:56 AM   #8
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Re: Snatch check

Butt lower on the start. look straight ahead the whole lift, look at a point on the wall. basically what everyone else has said, lol.
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Old 08-01-2010, 11:13 AM   #9
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Re: Snatch check

I see a little bit of arm pull going on before you finish the shrug, but this is minor.

Nearly full extension in the hips, which is good to see.

Like mentioned above, you should start with a more vertical torso. In this video, once your legs are straight, you are using your lower back as a lever to raise the weight to the pockets. You don't want to be rotating from the hips, you want to be explosively opening them.

I'd be cautious about your lifting station too, if you drop backwards or lose balance backwards, you could easily bounce off that power rack.

I like the speed though! Nice and fast getting under it.
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:31 PM   #10
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Re: Snatch check

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Butt lower on the set-up, chest up more. Take a look at Jon North's heavy snatch lifts on the YouTube; He is pretty much starting from a full squat with knees and shoulders above, almost in front of the bar. This is a much more vertical starting position than the deadlift. It allows for a more explosive lift from the start. More explosiveness equals more weight.
Caleb Ward is another good one to watch videos of. He pulls with a more upright torso than Jon does, with hips lower than Jon's as the bar breaks off the floor.
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