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Old 11-29-2012, 12:16 AM   #1
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Snatch Fail - tips please

Hey all, I have not put a ton of work into the oly lifts, but I am starting to make some progress on them finally.

Made a few attempts at 190# tonight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPNTB...1&feature=plcp

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this is the last try at that weight.

If I were to self-critique, I would say that I could set my back better probably, and when the bar passes my knees it seems like its moving way too slow, causing me to muscle it up....of course though, if I knew what I was talking about I could make that lift!

So, anyone who can offer a helpful tip or two? Thanks in advance!

....I think the camera angle could have been better, cant really see my feet....
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:58 AM   #2
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Re: Snatch Fail - tips please

I'm no pro, but here is what I see:
-that was a muscle effort - i.e. no full hip extension and it doesn't seem like you get a good launch off of your hips.
-you seem to catch it with your weight on your toes.

How to fix these:
ramp the weight up slowly and focus on the 'hip thrust' into the bar during the second pull. At lower weights, when you catch the bar in the bottom of the squat, pause for a second and take note of where your weight is. If it isn't in your heels, then go again.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:24 AM   #3
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Re: Snatch Fail - tips please

yea, your back. it's not remotely tight enough. work on that. lower back arches, upper back tight.

take it slower off the floor and concentrate on staying back in your heels.

'hips into the bar' if you think of that you may move forward onto your toes as well. so sweep the bar into your body right off the floor (using your lats). once you are vertical push through your heels and 'make yourself taller'. i say that so you will extend your hips fully without 'jumping'. just think of driving thru your heels and trying to be 2 feet taller than you are. then finish the lift hard with your shoulders and traps, pushing the bar up to the ceiling as you drop under it.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:58 PM   #4
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Re: Snatch Fail - tips please

OHS needs some work. A bit shallow.

Set the back, sweep the bar more.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:30 PM   #5
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Re: Snatch Fail - tips please

Thanks for the tips on this fellas! Just by tightening my back up and working on footwork, I have made the weight I missed in this vid and almost hot a 200# snatch (had it locked out, just couldnt stand it up!).

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Old 12-08-2012, 09:18 PM   #6
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Re: Snatch Fail - tips please

Wow, this looks pretty good.

I'll agree with the others in this thread. You need to bring the bar further into your hips at the top of the pull. It looks like you're utilizing your hips pretty decently, but you can't *really* take advantage of that last explosive burst unless the bar is in the right place at the right time.

You're right to be concerned about the speed of the bar at the knees. Just like everything else in the snatch, it's actually counterintuitive, because you actually want a *slow* speed around the knees. None of the real explosiveness should be happening until the bar is halfway up the femur or more. All you need to do coming off the floor is position the bar correctly for the hips to do the work in the explosive phase.

The result of slower speed around the knees will be that you can get the bar into the hips for the explosive phase of the lift.

And, when the bar is there, the trajectory of the bar will improve. Right now, it's coming pretty far out in front. In this video, you are actually pulling the bar into place at the top of the catch, which is mind boggling! You're strong!!!

Post another video if you have time, I'd like to see your progress.

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