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Annie Dumais 02-13-2013 08:54 PM

Snatch Critique
I hit a PR last week and would like some critique.

I'm not very flexible so I'm trying to work on that especially hip extensors & adductors hoping that will help me keep my back more vertical.

My current training cycle focus mostly on dropping under the bar. What else I should make a priority?

Greg Everett 02-22-2013 03:51 PM

Looks pretty good!

Make sure you're working on ankle flexibility too. That will help you stay upright more than the hip flexibility - you won't be forced to sit your hips back so much, which is what forces you to lean forward.

As the weight increases, so does that hip-back, forward-lean position - I would add lots of OHS, snatch balance, Sots press, etc, making you do every rep as upright and deep possible to increase your comfort and strength in the bottom position.

Also muscle snatch, high-pull, tall snatch, and dip snatch to work on that speed under the bar, but also the mechanics - you need to do more pulling down and get more accurate with the placement of the bar overhead.

Annie Dumais 02-23-2013 09:11 PM

Thanks for the advice Greg. I didn't realize ankle flexibility was a big part of the problem. I'll get working on that.

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