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Heidi Schraft 01-24-2014 12:06 PM

Help with Snatch
I would appreciate input on my snatch.

I am having trouble doing full snatches in one continuous movement when the weight gets a bit heavier.
I think the videos of my snatches with increasing weight show this.

What do I need to change? Which exercises/drills would be good in my situation?
Thanks for your feedback and suggestions.


Blake Barnes 01-24-2014 04:08 PM

Your technique looks fine. You have a quick turnover, which is good, and you descend into the squat just fine. There's not really much of a pause before you squat down. You don't need to squat down fast if you already have the bar overhead. But I do see how you're a little uncomfortable squatting down after the turnover.

It also may be caused by not pushing the bar into your body all the way. When you get ready to drive the legs in the 2nd pull you pull too early with the arms and the bar is too far away from your hips. Try to keep the bar closer and this may help you keep more control of it on the turnover.

You can work on: (click exercise for demo)
Snatch Balances
Drop Snatches
Dip Snatches (Audra at 0:48)

Heidi Schraft 01-25-2014 01:59 PM

Thanks a lot for the feedback, Blake.
I did snatches today and tried not to pull with the arms so early, and keep the bar closer to the body. I think I got it right maybe once or twice and these snatches felt more stable overhead. Getting to do this consistently will take some work, but I am looking forward to it....
I also did snatch balances as part of the snatch warm-up today and will try the other two exercises next time.

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