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Helder Castro
06-20-2009, 02:25 AM
Hi all!

My first post here,i'm a 35year old self taugth lifter,learning from Mr Everett's book,videos and many useful tips from 2 portuguese lifters,that unfortunately live too far away from me to check my lifts in loco.
I'm doing a Mike burgener's program,that i took from the crossfit journal,'im already on week 5 of the programmed 8.
I don't have bumper weights,so i'm having some issues with the snatch from the floor,as soon as i can i will buy a pair of 10s and 15s.No platform also,so far the powers that be haven't complained much :D
I'm sure i'll have a lot of work to do,maybe you guys can give me some feedback?

Older recording,just empty barbell:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1HiWNHEnAk&feature=channel

Yesterday,40kg power snatch/50 kg squat clean :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-e0LqsdwM8&feature=channel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFjEoFf48oQ&feature=channel

Thank you !!

Helder

Bill Ripley
06-20-2009, 03:42 AM
Looking good. Recommend Overhead squats and snatch balances - lots of them.

Emily Mattes
06-20-2009, 07:56 PM
Power snatch looks like you may be starting your second pull a bit early. Your shins should be about perpendicular to the floor at the point where the bar reaches your knees, your second pull starts almost at mid-thigh. But nice, full extension.

Clean, you're not reaching full extension. Work on fully extending your hips and traps at the top of the pull--you're cutting your second pull early and jumping under the bar.

Helder Castro
08-29-2009, 11:47 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZlhfrPqNqA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPP5V5aqcpY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-U8y_-huso

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7KeTi_Dhyo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3cfrBVXbXU

Filmed with a cell phone,sorry for the poor quality!

Comments?

Yuen Sohn
09-02-2009, 12:39 PM
Regarding your 50kgx2 snatches:

It looks like you're pulling the bar around the knees, rather than moving the knees out of the way. If you look at textbook bar trajectories, there should be a slight movement of the bar backwards towards your center of gravity. Fixing this should help your positioning going into the 2nd pull.

See: http://www.owresource.com/multimedia/images/snatchbio/index.php

Good luck!

Helder Castro
09-03-2009, 02:24 AM
Regarding your 50kgx2 snatches:

It looks like you're pulling the bar around the knees, rather than moving the knees out of the way. If you look at textbook bar trajectories, there should be a slight movement of the bar backwards towards your center of gravity. Fixing this should help your positioning going into the 2nd pull.

See: http://www.owresource.com/multimedia/images/snatchbio/index.php

Good luck!

This is something that i know i have to correct but it's easier said than done :(

Thank you for the feedback!!