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Nick Bennett
08-01-2013, 08:53 PM
Alright guys/gals do your worst. I feel like most of my problem usually comes in the receiving positions but I could be wrong.

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Ben McClure
08-02-2013, 05:05 AM
Your second pull in the snatch especially seems very low. Try and get that bar up to the crease of the hip before getting into full extension. Should help keeping the bar coming back towards you, so when you go into your 3rd pull getting under the bar should be a lot smoother.

Keith Miller
08-02-2013, 09:56 AM
Your second pull in the snatch especially seems very low. Try and get that bar up to the crease of the hip before getting into full extension. Should help keeping the bar coming back towards you, so when you go into your 3rd pull getting under the bar should be a lot smoother.

I agree with this. It also seems as though you have a somewhat narrow grip on the bar, maybe try widening it out a finger width or two and see how that feels. I think you also get onto your toes a little early, i.e. not staying over the bar enough into the second pull. Your rushing the second pull a bit.

However, I would only try one thing at a time. If you feel your grip is good, then work on staying over the bar longer!!

Blake Barnes
08-02-2013, 03:28 PM
As far as grip width goes, people with longer arms will have a wider grip and people with shorter arms will have a narrow grip. Other than that it's more of a comfort thing.

Your 2nd pull definitely needs to be more aggressive. It doesn't look like you have much of an issue in the receiving position, you just jump back a little bit on the clean.

Rather than staying over the bar longer, it looks like you need to shift your bodyweight back towards the back of the foot more on the first pull. Also, like Ben said, push that bar into your body more before initiating the 2nd pull. Try doing some Halting Snatch/Clean DLs and focus on keep your weight back and using your lats to push the bar all the way into the hip/thigh.