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Old 10-01-2012, 02:51 PM   #1
Nicholas Wheeler
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Check out my snatch(es)

I possibly have the worst snatch in the world - anyone mind critiquing my whopping 95# snatches, bar path looks decent enough.

You can't see it, but the second lift my feet went WAY too wide. Third one felt okay, not great, but okay.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU-SXYoKs7U

These were based on about 65% of my 1RM power snatch, I can power snatch just fine, but full snatches I am just awful at.


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Old 10-01-2012, 02:59 PM   #2
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Re: Check out my snatch(es)

I've seen worse.
I like the flag.
Early arm bend. Keep the arms long on the pull.
You're not finishing the hip extension. Get tall, then get under the bar.
You're kinda scary close to the back wall there!
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:41 PM   #3
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Re: Check out my snatch(es)

I've seen worse.
I like the flag.
That flag means a TON to me! It will never leave the gym

Early arm bend. Keep the arms long on the pull.
Hadn't thought of OR noticed that, thanks! Will think about in the future.


You're not finishing the hip extension. Get tall, then get under the bar.
I worry about my speed in doing so. I struggle big time with drop snatches because of hip speed. I think this may also be a product of always power snatching.


You're kinda scary close to the back wall there!
This is ONLY due to the fact that I wanted to film me struggling as I had been most of today. That's not where I typically lift, but it is when I have to record it. Moving within the move so that won't be an issue much longer.
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:34 PM   #4
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Re: Check out my snatch(es)

Keep your head up when you drop under the bar, and keep your chest up!! You're forward because you don't finish extending on your pull and you keep dropping your head allowing your chest to collapse.

This is in addition to what Lincoln said!!
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:53 AM   #5
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Re: Check out my snatch(es)

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I struggle big time with drop snatches because of hip speed. I think this may also be a product of always power snatching.[/B]

You're right about that. Folks who power snatch and power clean all the time usually have problems getting under the bar. The reverse is not true however; lifters who focus on the squat snatch and squat clean from day one have no problems with the power snatch and power clean, even if they hardly ever practice them.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:17 AM   #6
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Re: Check out my snatch(es)

Think of an OHS and that is the position around which you should catch the bar at the top of your lift-this allows you to reduce the distance and thus work required to move the same amount of weight up
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:52 PM   #7
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Re: Check out my snatch(es)

This looks more like a flexibility issue than a snatch issue. Lincoln's advice is good on the technical side. On the flexibility side, lower into an OHS with PVC or the bar. Wherever you feel tight, look up MWODs in those areas. Test and retest!
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:22 AM   #8
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Re: Check out my snatch(es)

I'm no expert, But my suggestions are.

Work on your 10 minute squat, as in holding the bottom of your squat.
You clearly have some mobility issues, so I'd stop snatching until we sort those out.
I'd test sitting in a chair and seeing if you can put your foot on your other knee. (this can show some tightness.)

Once you have done this then I suggest starting on the overhead squat.

Firstly can you post a vid of your overhead squat?

The reason for this is I am looking for a common issue I see with tightness in the hip area. I find I correct this by tightening my abs alot before I overhead squat I'd like to test this to see if we can get your back into an upright position.

The overhead squat vid will confirm this.
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:32 PM   #9
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Re: Check out my snatch(es)

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This looks more like a flexibility issue than a snatch issue. Lincoln's advice is good on the technical side. On the flexibility side, lower into an OHS with PVC or the bar. Wherever you feel tight, look up MWODs in those areas. Test and retest!

Sweet holy mother! Why have I never tested this before

OHS w/ PVC and 45# bar (wfs - but it's so terrible it may hurt your feelings)

Told youtube to rotate the video, it's currently processing the rotation.
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:30 PM   #10
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Re: Check out my snatch(es)

That's tight. Feet are pointed way out and the squat itself is nowhere close to parallel never mind below parallel.
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