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Jacob Rowell
08-09-2008, 09:29 PM
I need a little critique here. I've gotten quite comfortable with my clean (PR is around 110kg). But my jerk is at 100 and my snatch at 77kg.

Jerk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eaMVxSV17Q

I tend to put all my weight on the front foot when I split, which I'll assume means the bar is going forward and I'm falling forward in my dip. I've practiced getting a slightly short dip and it seems to be helping, but I welcome any suggestions.

Snatch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JUjxx6s2pM

It doesn't feel quite right about 75% of the time. The bar travels too far away from my body, and you'll see I jump forward on the catch. I can't quite figure it out - I find it hard to coach myself, because I'm trying too hard to reconcile what I see in the video with what I feel during the lift - the two don't match up.

Appreciate the help guys - especially drills and things I can keep in mind while lifting to try and correct the form flaws.

Gary Valentine
08-10-2008, 05:37 AM
in snatch your hips are too low at start. with knees bent this much, bar is too far in front, has to go around knees to start. this causes the jump forward chasing the bar , not good. lift hips 2-3 inches, keep bar close to you, this will lead to better timed and more powerful second pull, striaght up with no swing. usaw has Pull Motion Video, makes all this clear, hips s/b higher than knees art start.

jerk, the back foot is landing to the side, s/b straight aheadon ball of foot, knee bent. recovery should be front leg first, then back. good to get the head thruogh and under bar, but dont look down, that pulls the bar forward - kind of a chicken or the egg thing with the recovery.