View Full Version : 100Kg Snatch FAIL - Why?

Harlan Schulze
02-25-2013, 03:55 PM
Ex-crossfitter here having snatch issues. Maybe its muscle memory of doing hundreds of snatch reps incorrectly. Maybe someone could lend their lifting knowledge and help me out with a diagnosis and cure for this lift. :)


Javier Sanjuan
02-26-2013, 06:51 AM

I think you rushed getting into your second pull. You could benefit from sweeping the bar back a little more to avoid that hop forward. It's a timing issue. Segment pulls (1", above knee, and at the hips before you go vertical for your second pull) might help you with correcting your muscle memory. Break it down again. You're more than strong enough, so I don't agree with that comment of the weight being too heavy; you simply need to correct your technique. Therefore, use the segment pulls or go off blocks to help you understand what you should feel and when you should feel it by breaking down the portions of the lifts.

Hope that helps!


Harlan Schulze
02-26-2013, 07:34 AM
Thank you Sir,

Unfortunately they dont have blocks on base here where I am posted, back home at the gym they do. Greg said I was coming onto my toes too early, so I will try to focus on keeping pressure in the heels and do some segment stuff from the hang like you reccomend


Greg Everett
02-26-2013, 08:58 AM
Try keeping the feet in contact w the floor a bit longer - that is, apply pressure against the ground a bit longer in the pull and lift the feet to move under a split second later.

Harlan Schulze
02-26-2013, 02:22 PM
Greg, tried exactly that, heels in contact a bit longer, and the bar went up much easier and the receiving position felt perfect. Will post vid if that tip gets me back to 100kg. Cant thank you enough.

Harlan Schulze
03-08-2013, 05:25 PM
Your fancy trick worked! You are like the Gandalf of Olympic Lifting, Mr. Everett.


Greg Everett
03-08-2013, 05:34 PM
Nice work!