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Tyson Wright 06-23-2012 09:40 AM

Bottom position and shoulders rolling forward
My shoulders tend to roll forward at the bottom of the snatch. I know this is not good and I should be focused on external rotation/armpits forward. Is this typically a mobility issue in the shoulder/thoracic area? What's the best fix? Thanks.

Greg Everett 06-25-2012 01:37 PM

Often it's the result of not being able to establish the proper shoulder blade position due to tight pecs and upper traps.

You don't want to fully externally rotate overhead though. Don't go nuts.

Stretch pecs a ton, stretch upper traps, strengthen middle and lower traps, more presses, snatch presses, push presses and snatch push presses from behind the neck focusing on maintaining scapular retraction and not allowing significant elevation.

Also make sure your squat/trunk position is good. If you're leaning your chest forward too much, you'll be out of luck no matter how flexible you are in the shoulders.

Tyson Wright 06-25-2012 01:43 PM

Thanks for the insight. I'll start hammering away at those.

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