Originally Posted by dipankar mohanty
Thanks Matt. Really appreciate your help. That was the first thing that hit me - why was my back parallel to the floor!!!??
I have two hunches...
1) your weight might be on your toes when you begin pulling off the floor...you want your weight balanced between the ball and heel of your foot. If you are on your toes, then the weight gets in front of you too much and you tend to lean forward.
2) you might be impatient with your first pull. Remember the first pull's main purpose is to deliver the barbell from the floor to the optimal position for the second pull. Don't worry about yanking the bar off the floor. You can have a slower first pull and then accelerate when the bar gets past your knees.
Hope that helps!