View Full Version : Form check - snatch and cj

Tobias Akeblom
10-02-2011, 12:22 PM

Focus for the moment is finding a good staring position. What do you guys think?

Weights are in the 75% range.

Thanks in advance.

Greg Everett
10-03-2011, 08:25 AM
Snatch -

Very good and consistent rep to rep. A few minor things:

On the first rep, it looks like you're looking down when you start. Look straight ahead and keep the same focal point throughout the lift. Also on one or two, you push the bar forward slightly with your shins as you move into the start - you're slightly forward in balance throughout the lifts, so be careful with that start. When you pull under the bar, you're reaching for it a bit with your chest; keep your chest up and squat straight down and bring the bar to you. The closer you keep the bar to yourself, the easier this will be. Force the elbows to the sides and it will happen. Also, I want to see more aggression in general in that turnover.

Clean -

Also really good. Same thing with the start of the snatch and pushing the bar forward slightly. Good turnover and timing there.

Jerk -

All in all pretty good. I would like to see your rack position different - hands deeper under the bar and elbows down and to the sides more - still in front of the bar, but not so high like in the clean - even a somewhat wider grip.

When you dip, you're shifting forward on your feet slightly. This shows up best in the last lift - you end up pushing the bar forward a bit and your hips end up behind the bar instead of under it. You can see the back leg stretched out more and more weight on the front foot.

Like I said, though, this is really good lifting. The above are minor details that will help you continue improving, but you really have a good foundation here.

Tobias Akeblom
10-03-2011, 09:45 AM
Thanks alot Greg!

Tobias Akeblom
10-19-2011, 01:46 PM
New video. I changed starting position. I place the bar a little bit further away. It feel like I get a better first pull out of that. Managed to PR the snatch. Now I am going for trippel digits !!!


Thanks in advance.

Greg Everett
10-19-2011, 01:53 PM
Great work. Looks really good. Watch your legs in the bottom position - try to keep those knees out when you receive the bar and you'll be able to sit in a little more comfortably.