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Steven Walczak 04-30-2009 09:53 PM

Feet landing forward on snatch
 
After seeing that pretty much every lifter lands with angled feet on a snatch, I noticed that I don't. Is there anything I can do to stop this or is it normal for certain lifters? I don't have trouble landing angled with a broomstick but once I start using weight it seems my body is telling me the more stable position is with straight feet, so is this gonna hold me back?

glennpendlay 04-30-2009 11:10 PM

forward feet? do you mean you are jumping forward?

Steven Walczak 04-30-2009 11:44 PM

No I mean instead of my feet angled outwards after third pull, my feet are pointed straight ahead.

Brian DeGennaro 05-01-2009 05:07 AM

If your ankles are flexible enough, there isn't much of a problem there but we can't tell without a video.

Steven Walczak 05-01-2009 09:53 PM

I'm working on ankle flexibility but I was wondering what are some good stretches for that? Sadly I don't have a video right now but today I worked with the bar and got a few decent snatches with angled outward feet, I guess I just have to teach myself slowly to adapt to it.

Brian DeGennaro 05-01-2009 09:59 PM

Yeah, the best thing is to practice the transitioning of the feet just standing, then add the barbell element progressively.

Steven Walczak 05-22-2009 10:02 PM

Was wondering if anyone had any more ideas on this, i'm still landing with my feet pointed straight on heavy snatches and I can squat deep that way but sometimes I land on my toes and I fall forward :(


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