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Old 05-03-2009, 08:35 PM   #1
Chris Falkner
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Default Digital coaching for my Olifts

So I just competed in my first local meet. Here are my vids of my strongest lifts. critique me.

88KG C&J http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HADnfPxTPpU

70KG Snatch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St-3rhxhUag
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:16 PM   #2
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The snatch was very good. Good pull and good speed under the bar.

The clean was fine but you took a long time to set for the jerk which can get tiring under big weights.

Jerk - a couple of things to work on

Work on splitting your legs further front to rear and drop deeper into the split, I would guess that if you went heavier that you'd end up pressing out because your feet landed a fraction before you locked out your arms.

Your back leg is very straight and the heel is dropped in, the rear leg needs to be bent to keep the torso upright and prevent the weight spearing forward and having the heel turned out a fraction helps with stability in the bottom position.

Overall though for a first meet very good. How much do you weigh?
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Old 05-03-2009, 10:02 PM   #3
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I weighted in at 68Kg. I got about 3 monthsish of olifting. I do notice I look down a bit especially when I snatch. my jerk really sucks. I havent spent much time jerking. I have a really hard time setting up for the jerk. I have short arms and I have some flexibility issues.
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Old 05-04-2009, 07:32 AM   #4
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First thing, you need to drop your dead weight training partner...

Jerk work is first thing from now until the June meet, for both of us!

You forgot to mention that those were both PRs.

You and StevO need to both figure out some way of keeping your glasses in place...that's a distraction you don't need on a max lift.
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Old 05-04-2009, 07:40 AM   #5
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Very nice!

On the clean, some minor early arm bend and positioning issues (you jumped forward a bit).

Regarding the jerk: In addition to what Don said, you might want to try incorporating a pop and regrip of the bar at the top of the clean -- that will save you precious time and energy in your jerk preparation.
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:36 PM   #6
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Thanks for the input guys. and yes my training partner is a deadbeat. its always snatch this and snatch that never jerk. I like to jerk but he says jerking is bad. Training with Garrett has helped my olifting a ton actually. He also introduced me to the oatmeal stout milkshake Thank you sir.

The jerk was a big pr 175lbs to 194lbs and the snatch wasnt that big only 5lbs but I felt like I could have pulled up another ten. also I have contacts so glasses will not be an issue next time.
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