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Chris Falkner 05-03-2009 07:35 PM

Digital coaching for my Olifts
So I just competed in my first local meet. Here are my vids of my strongest lifts. critique me.

88KG C&J http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HADnfPxTPpU

70KG Snatch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St-3rhxhUag

Don Stevenson 05-03-2009 08:16 PM

The snatch was very good. Good pull and good speed under the bar.

The clean was fine but you took a long time to set for the jerk which can get tiring under big weights.

Jerk - a couple of things to work on

Work on splitting your legs further front to rear and drop deeper into the split, I would guess that if you went heavier that you'd end up pressing out because your feet landed a fraction before you locked out your arms.

Your back leg is very straight and the heel is dropped in, the rear leg needs to be bent to keep the torso upright and prevent the weight spearing forward and having the heel turned out a fraction helps with stability in the bottom position.

Overall though for a first meet very good. How much do you weigh?

Chris Falkner 05-03-2009 09:02 PM

I weighted in at 68Kg. I got about 3 monthsish of olifting. I do notice I look down a bit especially when I snatch. my jerk really sucks. I havent spent much time jerking. I have a really hard time setting up for the jerk. I have short arms and I have some flexibility issues.

Garrett Smith 05-04-2009 06:32 AM

First thing, you need to drop your dead weight training partner...:p

Jerk work is first thing from now until the June meet, for both of us!

You forgot to mention that those were both PRs.

You and StevO need to both figure out some way of keeping your glasses in place...that's a distraction you don't need on a max lift.

Yuen Sohn 05-04-2009 06:40 AM

Very nice!

On the clean, some minor early arm bend and positioning issues (you jumped forward a bit).

Regarding the jerk: In addition to what Don said, you might want to try incorporating a pop and regrip of the bar at the top of the clean -- that will save you precious time and energy in your jerk preparation.

Chris Falkner 05-04-2009 01:36 PM

Thanks for the input guys. and yes my training partner is a deadbeat. its always snatch this and snatch that never jerk. I like to jerk but he says jerking is bad.:) Training with Garrett has helped my olifting a ton actually. He also introduced me to the oatmeal stout milkshake:) Thank you sir.

The jerk was a big pr 175lbs to 194lbs and the snatch wasnt that big only 5lbs but I felt like I could have pulled up another ten. also I have contacts so glasses will not be an issue next time.

Garrett Smith 05-04-2009 02:53 PM

Big jerk...

Philip Stablein 05-04-2009 05:44 PM

wait. oatmeal stout milkshake. lets talk about that a second. is there another post on that or are you guys keeping delicious secrets?

Garrett Smith 05-04-2009 06:07 PM

Four Peaks Brewery in Tempe, Arizona.

Recipe is:

Garnish inside of frozen pint glass with a little chocolate syrup.

Blend in equal volumes, oatmeal stout beer and good, thick, vanilla ice cream.

Pour into frozen garnished glass. Drink and enjoy.

It just so happened that my parents had a coffee table recipe book that had this very item in it (I had already had it at the brewery, so I was very excited to see it!).

Anyway, post OL meet, a Hefeweizen, their Chef Salad topped with a rare tenderloin steak (check it out in the menu if you're interested, it is a huge protein smorgasbord), and finished off with the oatmeal stout shake is just about as good as it gets in my book!!!

Chris Falkner 05-04-2009 06:23 PM

It was an amazing post meet meal of meat and tasty deliciousness.

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