View Full Version : Sn Form - Jumping waaaay back

Sam McGowan
04-08-2012, 08:11 AM
Would love some input on what I can do to correct this issue. Whenever the weight gets "heavy" I start jumping further and further backward - like close to 10-12" back. I don't see this happening at lighter weights at all, just when I start to approach heavy weights. This happens on both cleans and snatches but is most pronounced on snatches. Below are a few vids from yesterday. My PR is 80kg; these lifts are at 70 and 75, respectively.

Sn @ 70: https://vimeo.com/39954195
Sn Pull + Sn @ 70: https://vimeo.com/39954196
Sn (miss) @ 75: https://vimeo.com/39954353
Sn (miss) @ 75: https://vimeo.com/39954352



Greg Everett
04-10-2012, 09:33 AM
Let's try simple first - think of lifting your knees when you pull under rather than lifting your feet. Then stomp those feet flat, even emphasize reconnecting on the heels.

Sam McGowan
04-11-2012, 12:10 PM
Thanks for taking a look, Greg. I'm not sure I understand the cue here though. Is there a drill that would be somewhat focused on what you're referring to?

Greg Everett
04-11-2012, 01:54 PM
You can try tall snatches. Put a thin mat behind your heels (give yourself an inch or two or space initially) and when you pull under, pick your feet up straight and plant them flat - heel and toe together. The knees cue means don't lift your feet by bending the knees, lift them by bending the hips (i.e. raising the knee) - this should help prevent you from sweeping your toes back out from under yourself.

Sam McGowan
04-11-2012, 02:25 PM
Ahhh - got it. Thanks a lot!