View Full Version : Criticism Requested
05-21-2012, 07:37 PM
G B M
05-22-2012, 04:08 PM
First thing i would work on is fixing your balance on the clean pull. You're immediately shifting forward to the bar as you initiate the movement. Stay back toward the heels and push the bar into your lap instead of reaching for it with your body. You're also just pushing the bar forward w your thighs rather than moving the bar up and in as you extend. Use your lats to continue pushing the bar back into your body as you extend.
Speed under - change of direction is decent, but you could have better mechanics actually pulling under - literally pull down w the arms, keeping your elbows up and out. Right now you're more falling under the bar and bringing your elbows back and around, which lets the bar drift away from you and limits your speed down.
Jerk - unlock your knees before you start the jerk. Much of that unwanted knee movement, forward weight shit, and drop out from under the bar is coming from that. Unlock them slightly and get tension on your quads, then initiate your dip smoothly and keep your weight way back over your heels.
Your split is actually quite good. When you fix the above, it will be even better.
05-28-2012, 09:30 PM
Thank you very much Greg. I plan on posting a follow video within the next two weeks with changes I've made.
10-16-2012, 06:48 PM
G B M
10-17-2012, 11:30 AM
Wait a bit longer to explode / keep your heels down longer.
Your feet did come up more than necessary but I would consider than a minor detail. work on the balance and timing first.
10-22-2012, 06:33 PM
Thanks again Greg;
Do you have any tips on keeping my shoulder back on my first pull. I'm am having trouble keeping my chest up and shoulders back on both snatch and clean. What inflexibilities cause this?
10-23-2012, 11:26 AM
Are you referring to getting your upper back arched better? Or your hips coming up faster than your shoulders?
10-28-2012, 03:55 PM
I most definitely have room for improvement in both areas. I feel restricted in setting a neutral arch in my upper back prior to my first pull. Is it possible that it is related to my range of flexibility in my groin or hamstrings?
10-30-2012, 10:20 AM
If the upper back is tight, I'd say it's the upper back. The lower body probably won't affect it like it will the lower back.
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