Hi, Sarah. In the first 9 months after I left CrossFit, I didn't add anything to my snatch and clean, although my technique improved. Then, things kind off took of at the end of that first year. By the end of the second year, I had qualified for and competed at the American Open. I now have a 70 kg snatch and 85 kg clean and jerk.
So, your story sounds familiar. I know how frustrating it can be, but honestly, weightlifting is frustrating even when it is going well, haha. I am 37 years old and have very poor mobility - I don't even full snatch outside of PR weights. and my physical therapist thinks it is hilarious that insist on being a weightlifter. I figure if I can do it then anyone can.
You might relate to this story. Fair warning, there is a decent amount of profanity in it. http://www.ashevillestrength.com/art...e-upon-a-time/
The captions in the video don't have profanity but the song does if you need to mute it: