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Old 03-13-2009, 08:22 AM   #1
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Snatch, Over Head Squat...

Do any of you have shoulder flexibility problems that prevent the full squat position of the snatch or over head squat?
Do you have trainees that have this problem?
Is pain involved and therefore prevents you/trainee from attaining this position?

Do you have strategies to concur this issue?


I have a shoulder problem that I have been dealing with for several years. Financials and life prevent me from having it diagnosed. Also I can do everything else without much problem, even catching in the power snatch position.

But I want to know some strategies that can get me deep. I want to do a full squat snatch or OHS.
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Old 03-13-2009, 08:42 AM   #2
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Re: Snatch, Over Head Squat...

Do some band dislocates, wall extensions (WFS), and the shoulder stretch where you have your hands on something over your head (cat stretch?).

And make sure your OHS is correct-upright torso with knees well forward. If you can afford it, purchase weightlifting shoes.
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Old 03-13-2009, 11:36 AM   #3
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Re: Snatch, Over Head Squat...

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Do some band dislocates, wall extensions (WFS), and the shoulder stretch where you have your hands on something over your head (cat stretch?).

And make sure your OHS is correct-upright torso with knees well forward. If you can afford it, purchase weightlifting shoes.


It literally took me like 6-8 months to be able to do OHS due to poor shoulder flexibility. The thing that helped me the most was doing dislocates with a dowel (in my case a broom stick) at home as often as I could remember too
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:57 PM   #4
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Re: Snatch, Over Head Squat...

Damn. I hate dislocates. Painful and slow progressions.

Is there not a pill out there that will fix this problem?


Thanks.
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Old 03-13-2009, 01:07 PM   #5
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Re: Snatch, Over Head Squat...

Like I always tell my clients, friends, family, etc....

If _________(insert task) were easy it wouldn't be worth doing.


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Old 03-13-2009, 02:01 PM   #6
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Damn. I hate dislocates. Painful and slow progressions.

Is there not a pill out there that will fix this problem?


Thanks.
Use a band or something that stretches instead of a dowel, and only do the first half going back over your head. Don't do the part where it comes back again. Using a dowel locks your shoulders into awkward positions, especially on the way back.

The shoulder stretch I mentioned with PNF stretching markedly improved my dislocate ability.
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Old 03-13-2009, 02:04 PM   #7
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Re: Snatch, Over Head Squat...

That pill would probably be ART.
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Old 03-13-2009, 02:17 PM   #8
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Re: Snatch, Over Head Squat...

And would be more painful and "sucky" then dislocates.
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Old 03-13-2009, 03:40 PM   #9
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Re: Snatch, Over Head Squat...

ther's an article in the CFJ callled Crossfit Shoulder Therapy, covers everything.
If i could pick one exercise alone to help with shoulder flexibility that works across all ages, creeds and physical circumstances, it's gotta be dislocates
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:03 PM   #10
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Re: Snatch, Over Head Squat...

Thanks.

More work to do. I'm cool with that.

Dislocates.....here I come.
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