Hey everybody, just looking for a bit of critique on some recent video footage. After focusing on powerlifting for the past few months, I am once again looking towards getting started in weightlifting. Any advice is appreciated!
You do it on some of the reps, but make sure you're getting that bar into full contact with your body as you finish extending. Get more aggressive with the legs and hips both in the final explosion.
03-01-2014 02:15 PM
I appreciate the help Greg! Got some new footage from today. Really tried focusing on getting a much fuller extension on these reps. Seems to be a little better to me, but I'll let you more experienced folk have the final say. Again any help is greatly appreciated. Haven't been able to get any coaching but I have to say having this forum definitely makes the learning process a little easier!
EDIT: ...Really can't seem to get this embed thing working right.
03-03-2014 08:10 AM
I only watched the first half of the video, but they generally got better as you went. You're still picking up your feet a little too soon - keep tension on the bar the entire time, which means you need to already be pulling against it as you lift your feet.
03-08-2014 12:37 PM
Well here's my weekly update. Not too much video to work with, phone camera refused to hold anymore than these two clips for today which was pretty odd. These were from some of my later sets, so I was definitely feeling a little slow/fatigued at this point. Really tried to cueing the tension/keeping the feet in contact with the platform on this session. Even did a few sets of snatches without foot movement to try and force myself to maintain contact a little longer. Again I appreciate the advice Greg and everyone else who happens to chime in!
Try to retract the shoulders just a little bit in the starting position. You're leaving them too far forward.
Careful you don't break the elbows too soon. You don't do it every time but make sure you finish the extension before you start pulling under. Think about keeping your arms relaxed until you need to start pulling down.
Very good improvements though.
03-10-2014 03:03 PM
Additional footage from this morning. Sorry for the video bombardment!
03-17-2014 03:25 PM
Some new video footage from earlier today...
03-18-2014 08:21 AM
I have mostly the same coaching points as I did in my last post. Looks like, on some reps, you're breaking the elbows too early (initiating the 3rd Pull too soon). I think that may come from the habit of cutting off the 2nd Pull like from the earlier videos when Greg said you were picking your feet up too early. Make sure you push the ground as long as you can and then pull down.
Also, try to make the adjustment with the shoulders in the starting position. As you bring the bar up and push it into your body the shoulders will naturally retract making it easier to keep the bar close throughout the movement. It's much more difficult to keep the bar close if your shoulders are protracted.