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Old 06-23-2012, 10:40 AM   #1
Tyson Wright
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Default Bottom position and shoulders rolling forward

My shoulders tend to roll forward at the bottom of the snatch. I know this is not good and I should be focused on external rotation/armpits forward. Is this typically a mobility issue in the shoulder/thoracic area? What's the best fix? Thanks.
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Old 06-25-2012, 02:37 PM   #2
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Often it's the result of not being able to establish the proper shoulder blade position due to tight pecs and upper traps.

You don't want to fully externally rotate overhead though. Don't go nuts.

Stretch pecs a ton, stretch upper traps, strengthen middle and lower traps, more presses, snatch presses, push presses and snatch push presses from behind the neck focusing on maintaining scapular retraction and not allowing significant elevation.

Also make sure your squat/trunk position is good. If you're leaning your chest forward too much, you'll be out of luck no matter how flexible you are in the shoulders.
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Old 06-25-2012, 02:43 PM   #3
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Thanks for the insight. I'll start hammering away at those.
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