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Old 10-01-2010, 08:03 PM   #1
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snatch form?

been working on my OL's... please critique...

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Old 10-01-2010, 09:59 PM   #2
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Re: snatch form?

I'm not anywhere close to an expert on the snatch, but there are a few things I noticed. The bar path is more curvilinear than it should be due to the bar getting farther from your body. Second, I noticed your hips rise way, way faster than your shoulders. It looks more like an explosive deadlift than a snatch for your first pull. I hope others can help you a bit more. It doesn't look terrible, but there are some things you can improve on. Good luck.
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:27 PM   #3
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Re: snatch form?

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Second, I noticed your hips rise way, way faster than your shoulders. It looks more like an explosive deadlift than a snatch for your first pull.
+1. I've been getting privates in the Olyimpic lifts. One drill my coach did with me last week was to take three seconds to do that first pull, pausing just above the knees where the second would be.
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Old 10-02-2010, 12:33 AM   #4
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Re: snatch form?

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I'm not anywhere close to an expert on the snatch, but there are a few things I noticed. The bar path is more curvilinear than it should be due to the bar getting farther from your body. Second, I noticed your hips rise way, way faster than your shoulders. It looks more like an explosive deadlift than a snatch for your first pull. I hope others can help you a bit more. It doesn't look terrible, but there are some things you can improve on. Good luck.
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+1. I've been getting privates in the Olyimpic lifts. One drill my coach did with me last week was to take three seconds to do that first pull, pausing just above the knees where the second would be.
I hope this is just a step in his instruction of the lift. The bar should not stop past the knees - that's a no no.

The bar should start slow and steady and accelerate as you move from your first pull through your second.
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Old 10-02-2010, 09:14 AM   #5
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Re: snatch form?

Shooting the hips at the start is probably the biggest problem. Something that will help a bit is set your focus a bit higher. Right now you're looking into the ground. This is not the cause of the hips shooting up too fast, but it is a contributing factor. As the bar comes off the ground keep your chest up and your head up.
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Old 10-04-2010, 12:25 AM   #6
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Re: snatch form?

You aren't getting tight (and shooting the hips) so you are going to lose a ton of power transmission. Get your back arched as tight as possible, squeeze chest up, big breath then move the bar. Keep your back angle constant as the bar goes from floor to knees, then open up and explode, this will keep the bar tighter to your body.
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Old 10-04-2010, 07:15 AM   #7
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Re: snatch form?

i agree with what everyone else has mentioned.

what about the placement of the bar over the feet. does it seem too far outward towards the toes?
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Old 10-06-2010, 12:19 PM   #8
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i agree with what everyone else has mentioned.

what about the placement of the bar over the feet. does it seem too far outward towards the toes?
I was taught with the snatch to have the bar out over the toes, instead of the mid foot, to help clear your knees.
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Old 10-06-2010, 12:32 PM   #9
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Re: snatch form?

The knees should get out of the way of the bar, not the other way 'round.
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Old 10-06-2010, 03:35 PM   #10
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I was taught with the snatch to have the bar out over the toes, instead of the mid foot, ***to help your knees get clear of the bar***.

Did I fix it?
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