Go Back   Catalyst Athletics Forums > Training > Olympic Weightlifting

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-27-2008, 11:24 AM   #1
Christian Mendoza
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 19
Default Snatch Critiques

Please look at the training videos dated 11.20.08. Before I say what I've been told before, what are your observations, and suggestions for improvement? Much appreciated, and happy Thanksgiving!

http://icecold.exofire.net/media.html
Christian Mendoza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2008, 11:51 AM   #2
James Withington
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: England
Posts: 7
Default

In my not very expert opinion it looks as though you aren't getting full extension at the top of the second pull. Looking at your bar path the bump you get off the mid thigh is sending the bar quite a long way infront of you. In all your lifts, particularly the 70kg lift, this is causing you to jump forward by quite a few inches as you pull under the bar.

Other than that the lifts look pretty strong. Better than mine at least!
James Withington is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2008, 04:55 AM   #3
Derek Maffett
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 151
Default

Ack. I can't get the wmv's to work. Sorry.
Derek Maffett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2008, 09:23 AM   #4
garrett stack
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 49
Default

Christian no expert but I think your bar is swinging miles in front of you and you are jumping forward underneath to catch it , Ive never seen that before.

You are a bit slow but that doesent really matter in comparison. You need to try and keep the bar much closer to your body and learn to bend your arms along the bar.
Im sure there is a lot more , Im sure greg and derek will comment.
garrett stack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2008, 10:48 AM   #5
Steven Low
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,091
Default

(1) Torso is not getting upright in the second pull. This means bar doesn't get to hip crease with your torso vertical which leads into

(2) you're still bouncing the bar off the front of your hips which is kicking it forwards.

(3) You have to jump forwards to get under the bar. Big no-no. If anything you should be staying near the same place or going backwards.

(4) Arms never bend. After the second pull you should be bending your arms.. the bar should be whizzing right by your face. If you keep them straight there's no way you're going to get enough power to go heavy because of the semi circular path the bar takes when your arms are straight.


Have you read Greg's book on this?
__________________
Posts NOT intended as professional medical, training or nutrition advice.
Site // Bodyweight Strength Training Article // Overcoming Gravity Bodyweight Book
Steven Low is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2008, 11:12 AM   #6
Christian Mendoza
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 19
Default help

Thanks, everyone, for all your detailed suggestions. And, no, I haven't read Greg's book yet...just the free issue of the journal discussing both lifts. I never realized the bar was so far in front of me. I rarely miss backward, which was another hint. I'm definitely going to be working on this...should it be with broomstick? Empty bar? A warm-up weight?

About the videos not working, have you tried right-clicking and "saving target as..."? If that doesn't work, I'm going to try to post them YouTube style. Thanks again!
Christian Mendoza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2008, 10:39 PM   #7
Christian Mendoza
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 19
Default more snatches

More training videos uploaded. I tried a different format for laying them all out. My page comes up slow from home. There a more efficient way of thumbnailing videos? Anyhow, the adjustments to my snatch based on everyone's suggestions, goes from 11.28.08 to the most recent. I got a PR of 75, with not too much struggle, however, there's still a slight jump forward, but less than before, I think; adjustments feels different (easier) too. Please provide feedback - thank you very much in advance!

http://icecold.exofire.net/multi.html
Christian Mendoza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2008, 06:22 AM   #8
Allen Yeh
Senior Member
 
Allen Yeh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 4,245
Default

Link doesn't work for me.
__________________
"And for crying out loud. Don't go into the pain cave. I can't stress this enough. Your Totem Animal won't be in there to help you. You'll be on your own. The Pain Cave is for cowards.
Pain is your companion, don't go hide from it."
-Kelly Starrett
Allen Yeh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2008, 10:09 AM   #9
Christian Mendoza
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 19
Default link

The link seems to take a long time to come up, but it does come up eventually (within a minute) - did your connection time out when trying to access it? I think it's the way I coded the site. I need to fix that.
Christian Mendoza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2008, 10:17 AM   #10
Christian Mendoza
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 19
Default link that works

Sorry again, this is the correct link...I guess THAT would help!

http://icecold.exofire.net/media.html
Christian Mendoza is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:22 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.