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Old 05-23-2009, 03:26 PM   #1
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Until I can get a coach, I'm depending on you all for some helpful feedback on ym o'lifts in terms of speed, form and execution. Here are some of my snatches and clean and jerks from today at CrossFit IGNITE. Did the best I could self-recording. I think one of my problems is not keeping the bar close enough to my body as well as not fully extending, but that's just my opinion. The last link is of a failed 75kg snatch. As always, all helpful advice is much appreciated.

http://sharing.theflip.com/session/7.../video/4245184

http://sharing.theflip.com/session/c.../video/4245282

http://sharing.theflip.com/session/4.../video/4245345
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Old 05-23-2009, 03:37 PM   #2
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On the clean and the snatch, try to stay on your heels just a little longer at the top... as long as possible, actually. that should stop you from jumping forward. on the jerk, step out further with the front foot, and recover front foot first.
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What Glenn said.

Also, don't throw your head back on that snatch - drive through the floor with your legs instead. WOrry less about extending your hips and more about extending your knees.

Try doing a vertical jump without opening your hips - not too good. If you really focus on driving down through the ground with your legs, while staying back over your heels more, you'll extend your hips just fine - PLUS you'll actually be generating vertical force rather than pushing the bar (and yourself) forward).
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Old 05-31-2009, 07:47 AM   #4
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Is this a little better on the snatch? I feel as though I may not be dropping fast enough. By the time my feet are planted I'm in a half squat position instead of planting my feet at the same time as my arms are fully locked. Maybe you guys have some thoughts on it.

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didn't watch the video yet, but - you don't want your feet hitting at the same time your elbows lock out. with regular speed video/observation, it may sometimes look like this is happening, but the feet should be reconnecting well before that. they should be off the platform for no more time than it takes to move them from the pulling to receiving position. it would be nice if you could turn the bar over and lock it out in this little time, but it's not going to happen.
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Thanks, I wasn't quite sure about that point but with every lift my feet plant well before accepting the bar. I'm more so concerned about not "jumping forwar" with the lift. I think I got it down with the snatch but I'd appreciate feedback from the video
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didn't watch the video yet, but - you don't want your feet hitting at the same time your elbows lock out. with regular speed video/observation, it may sometimes look like this is happening, but the feet should be reconnecting well before that. they should be off the platform for no more time than it takes to move them from the pulling to receiving position. it would be nice if you could turn the bar over and lock it out in this little time, but it's not going to happen.

But the ATTEMPT to make it happen, is often a great cue, IMO at least...
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