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Old 08-05-2014, 01:46 PM   #1
Cullen Danner
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Snatch needs help

Hey everybody, I would greatly appreciate whatever criticism/suggestions you guys can offer to help me get my form tighter. My biggest problems (in my mind) are not opening my hips AND letting the bar get out in front of me.

For this set I was supposed to be doing a snatch from blocks (just above knee): work to a 3rm (drop each rep and reset quickly). But, I don't have blocks and I don't have mats so I stayed light because I don't drop my weights (not that I could have gone much heavier anyway).

Thanks loads for any advice you can offer.

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Old 08-06-2014, 09:40 AM   #2
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Re: Snatch needs help

First thing I notice is that you're not finishing the pull, i.e. cutting the top of the pull short. You need to finish extending up at the top so that the bar comes back over the top of you. Otherwise, it's a little too light to really assess much.

Second, and more minor, issue is that when you pick up the bar, your hips are too high. I realize that's not part of the lift, but you should get in the habit of picking up the bar just as you would in the actual lift.
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Old 08-07-2014, 04:45 AM   #3
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Re: Snatch needs help

Also you don't need to return to the floor on each rep. Lower it back down to your hip, bend over kinda with the bar in your hips and readjust your grip.

No need to do 3 DL, do 1 good Sn DL to hip just to keep a good habit for form.

I think the bar is going a bit too forward. More high elbows.
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:08 AM   #4
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Re: Snatch needs help

Thanks Keith. That's definitely one of my mental blocks is finishing the pull before I try and get under. Something I'm working on with light weights to try and hone my technique. I feel like sometimes in the box we strive for pr's before we have any clue how to technically and proficiently do the lift.

Thanks for the insight Blair, I think you're right since the weight was so light I shouldn't have been setting it down.
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Old 08-13-2014, 03:49 PM   #5
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Re: Snatch needs help

One of the things that helps us when we teach is not to even think about a bar. Instead, concentrate on where your body should be at. For instance, Pose 1 would be the hang position. Then Pose 2 would be the "receiving" position. The in-between part is just unweighting enough to allow body to hit the next pose. If your body moves correctly, then the bar will also.

Kind of different thinking, but simplifies it a lot.
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Old 09-05-2014, 09:03 AM   #6
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Re: Snatch needs help

i cant view the vid...
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