Thread: Snatch critique
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:38 PM   #1
Matt Reiland
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Default Snatch critique

Hi,

I would appreciate any critique of my snatch technique. I have just started to focus on C&J/snatch, and wanted input on my technique before I get too far along and start to perfect bad habits.

A few things I noticed while watching the video:
1) It's eye-opening to see yourself, and what you think you look like and what you actually look like can vary significantly;
2) Even played at regular speed, it looks like I am moving in slow motion;
3) My knees never reach full extension, and it is questionable if my hips ever reach full extension;
4) I jump noticeably forward, like 3-4 inches.

What does everyone else see? What can I do to fix any problems? For what it's worth, this is a pretty light weight (~1/2 BW), but I don't think I'm physically capable of snatching too much more. I think I could pull heavier weights through the 2nd pull, but I'm not yet comfortable enough in the catch position to perform at higher weights. Will that comfort just come with practice?

Thanks in advance for the advice and comments.

(The video should appear upright and not rotated 90 degrees when you hit play)

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