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Craig Snyder 07-18-2008 11:38 AM

Snatch Critique
 
This is a video of my snatch from Tuesday's workout (80% of max snatch).

http://youtube.com/watch?v=UTkZcjR_tpI

I know I have an early elbow bend, and I have been trying to work on that, but other than that, what else can I improve on here? Besides my platform...which isn't done yet but I am using it anyway. :)

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Craig

sarena kopciel 07-18-2008 02:04 PM

I will start:
1. Get thee some WL shoes
2. Butt lower, chest up more

Craig Snyder 07-18-2008 06:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sarena kopciel (Post 34877)
I will start:
1. Get thee some WL shoes
2. Butt lower, chest up more

I am wearing ye ol' Do-wins.

Butt lower and chest up at the start? Receiving?

Craig

sarena kopciel 07-19-2008 06:33 PM

Start and keep the chest up!

Greg Everett 07-20-2008 12:17 PM

Overall, looks good - good speed in particular.

Start - like Serena said, I'd drop your hips a bit. get the bar over the base of your toes and your arms approx. vertical. Work on that flexibility too until you can get an arch in your back from neck to sacrum. When pulling from this position, you need to sweep the bar back into yourself as you separate it from the floor - your back angle will shift SLIGHTLY in the first couple inches of movement.

Also, turn your toes out a little bit, and then flare your knees to the sides as much as your arms will allow - this will allow you to get into a more upright posture by shortening the depth of your upper leg to hip. May also help your back extension.

Look straight ahead the entire time. Shifting your gaze like that will do nothing but destabilize you.

A couple other little things, but I'm not going to comment since I think they'll be cleared up if you do the above.

Craig Snyder 07-21-2008 04:30 PM

Thank you Sarena and Greg.

With the bar over the base of the toes, will it be touching my shins or will the bar be away a little bit?

Craig

Greg Everett 07-21-2008 04:35 PM

SHould be very close if not touching, but you have pretty short legs, so it may be just off the shins. You have more leeway with the space in this position because you're going to sweep the bar in immediately off the floor.

Craig Snyder 07-21-2008 04:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Greg Everett (Post 35054)
SHould be very close if not touching, but you have pretty short legs, so it may be just off the shins. You have more leeway with the space in this position because you're going to sweep the bar in immediately off the floor.

Alright. I will give it a go.

Thanks for the fast reply.

Craig


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