Thread: Snatch Critique
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Old 12-11-2008, 05:46 AM   #7
George Mounce
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Originally Posted by Chad Cilli View Post
George, I've watched it in slow motion several times now, as well as the dozens of missed lifts I left out, I'm definitely letting the bar get away from me. Really far away from me on alot of the misses. Is that because of how I'm extending my hips? Or do I just need to exert force with my arms to keep the bar in?
When you are extending on those you miss, you don't fully extend back, and the bar travels forward off the hips instead of straight upward. I would go look at the videos of Aimee and Casey Burgener and look at how when they are fully extended they are leaning slightly backwards - this is because they have to do that in counter the weight of the force they are pulling to keep the center of gravity of the whole human-bar kinetic chain in balance.
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