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Old 07-22-2008, 06:40 AM   #1
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This video was taken the same day as the snatch vid that I posted. 80% of max.

I will be changing the bar position to over the base of my toes and trying to get more upright as was recommened in the snatch vid. But there is also something funny going on when I jerk, kind of a hip circle at the bottom of the dip. Am I just pushing my butt back instead of dropping straight down? Or what else is causing that?


http://youtube.com/watch?v=Q0D-rY9GR3g

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Old 07-22-2008, 10:38 AM   #2
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Some basic stuff:

You seem to have some flexibility issues. I would suggest dropping into the full squat every time you clean for a while. Note as you catch, it seems that your hips "catch," too.

Drive your head through the jerk so the arms are "behind the years.

I have to say this, too: you need to go heavier on the critiqued videos. Your slow second pull might simply be "not enough weight on the bar." I like to look at video of my big lifts, otherwise, you can cheat like hell. If you ever seen the BFS "Power Clean" video, I did 250 in the snatch and I think 315 in the clean for ten reps so they could get all the angles. They aren't worth watching because the weights are light and I just snapped them up rather than having to really load up the hips and hammies.

It's a point that I make with a lot of guys here on this forum. I remember a guy with an 85 pound snatch when I showed up and double that when I left...
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:02 AM   #3
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I wonder who that could be?

Thanks again, planning on being in DC anytime soon? I owe you at least one beer if not several.
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Old 07-22-2008, 01:14 PM   #4
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Yes, I thought you might have caught that subtle reference! I had a chance to be in DC last month, but I can only do so much. I have gone there three or four times since TestFest, but it was all gov't work, so I don't talk about it before I leave and, really, I go from hotel to work to hotel to work to hotel...

You get the point.

I really enjoyed our day, by the way...
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Old 07-22-2008, 02:10 PM   #5
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Yes, I thought you might have caught that subtle reference! I had a chance to be in DC last month, but I can only do so much. I have gone there three or four times since TestFest, but it was all gov't work, so I don't talk about it before I leave and, really, I go from hotel to work to hotel to work to hotel...

You get the point.

I really enjoyed our day, by the way...
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Do you post up your seminar schedule anywhere?
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Old 07-22-2008, 02:23 PM   #6
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I've always had problems with flexibility and have had to work my ass off for every degree of motion that I get.

I will take your advice and the next time I post vids, I will post my max attempts. More than likely, the end of this cycle after I have had time to work on some of the things that Greg, you and Sarena have indicated.

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