View Full Version : Clean & Jerk form check

Sharif Jomaa
01-27-2012, 06:25 AM
I posted up a video a while back of my power snatch and got some helpful feedback.

I was going for a new c&j PR a few days ago, I got 105 and then tried it a second time and missed. So I'm posting up a video (in slow motion) of the clean on the second attempt (miss) - form is a little shaky, and so are my knees coming out of the hole since I had just finished attempting a new snatch and c&j PR.

Any constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated! :)


Thank you!

Greg Everett
01-27-2012, 12:22 PM
The main things to work on -

stay over the bar longer, i.e. wait until the bar is higher before you initiate the explosion at the top. You're already getting behind the bar when it passes your knees, and this slows you down but even more immediately problematic, it gets you out of balance and onto your toes too soon.

Ankle flexibility - your ankles look tight and it's forcing you to sit way back in the squat, which not only is a bit dodgy in terms of back safety, but will make the recovery a lot tougher.

Sharif Jomaa
01-28-2012, 12:37 AM
Thanks Greg, noted. I'll work on those points and post another video in time.