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Jason Gordon 05-25-2012 07:39 AM

Asking for new critiques of snatch
Hello again everyone.

I've put the suggestions from Greg to work from the thread I started a few weeks ago.

Here is a video to the latest version of my snatch:


What my inexperienced eyes note at this point is the *slight* arm bend when the bar is at my hip pocket (is that even a problem?), the head tilting back after the first pull (is that a problem?), and the need to push up more forcefully when I receive the bar.

All thoughts and feedback would be appreciated.

Chad Lammert 05-25-2012 04:52 PM

From what I can see, the hips can open further at the peak of the second pull. this could allow you to get more height on the bar and ultimately lift more weight. When I have tight hips, which is almost always, I like to do the couch stretch and others that address the hip flexors in my warm up and then I can open up more during my lifts.

Greg Everett 05-28-2012 03:07 PM

Yes, you definitely extend a bit too vertically. You can pratice extending a bit more w some snatch deadlifts from the hang - finish with the legs vertical and the shoulders a bit behind the hips by activating the glutes and keeping the abs tight to slightly hyperextend the hips without hyperextending the lower back. You can also do a complex of a few of these partial DLs followed by a hang snatch.

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