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Old 07-17-2012, 10:52 AM   #1
Chad Lammert
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Default Snatch Practice

Hi guys-

Its been a while since I've posted a video on the snatch. I had a lot of excellent feedback last time and really wanted to focus on the things that were discussed. Now that I've had time to iron out some major kinks, I wanted to post this video to see where to go from here:

http://youtu.be/x8u5LehcFSY

Please take a look.

Here are some of the things I see here that I like:
-movement off the floor
-extension of the legs before the hips
-solid back arch
-(and even though you might not be able to tell) my head position at the top of the pull is very much improved from the launching backward mess that it was

Some of the things I don't quite like:
-I think I need to continue moving back on my heels more before taking off in the second pull
-I do not like my speed getting under the bar
-I don't often feel strong when doing the snatch

A little more background: This is the first day of week 5 in the classic/position cycle from the book, which leaves 7 weeks to go. Furthermore, this is day 4 of my 30 day attempt to eat more than 1g protien/lb of body weight--I've been getting frusterated with my body's unwillingness to lift as heavy as I'd like, so I'm hammering down on recovery and feeding my body as much as I can.

Also, next time I'll wear a shirt for sure. Today it was 86 in the gym with a broken A/C--it was just too damn hot and sticky for cotton.

Thanks all for taking a look and helping me get better,

Chad
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:34 AM   #2
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Unfortunately, I couldn't get it to run in 240P instead of 360. It's choppy at 360 and I couldn't get the pause/play button to work well.

The one thing I see is you rock forward as you squat up from the bottom of the OHS. Stay back on the heels and keep the torso vertical, blah blah.

I was trying to figure out why you ended up forward but it's not as bad in the second lift.

I'm not sure you really need to work a dynamic start. Hell, I love doing it but I was told to not do it. Sometimes I feel I need to when it gets heavy but I know at times my form can suffer and it's harder on my CNS when I do (I'm good for maybe 3 reps with it before I'm shitcanned).

Generally a better angle than the side is one that is diagonal from the front. Just saying.

The lift looks pretty good to me, but I can't really see the speed issues because it runs like ass on this ancient laptop.

You might be right about staying back on your heels but I can't slow mo it well enough to detect. Maybe if I were to download it and convert it to something I could frame by frame. That might take a billion secs to redo on this old monstrosity.
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:46 PM   #3
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Blair-

Thanks so much for your response. I see what you mean about the hip action in the OHS. Will focus on that in upcoming workouts.

I don't know if the video posted was a problem on my end or yours, but I will try to post another video (this time from a diagonal veiw) this weekend or possibly Monday depending on how my schedule works out. I'll try Greg's new youtube text wrap too and see if I can get that to work. Definitely looking for feedback so that I can improve.

Anyway, Blair, thanks and I will repost soon!

best,

Chad
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:49 PM   #4
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It's on my end. It's called a PIII-800mhz with 384mb of sdram on a laptop that is probably circa 2001. Maybe.

By the end of the month, I'll be building a tower again from scraps to do school with. Won't play DiabloIII (probably a good thing) but at least I can use it to video edit when I capture video off my tablet (when it gets back from RMA).

If I boot up Firefox, I might be able to download the youtube video with RealPlayerDownloader and I should be able to play the FLV alright. System still plays decent video files locally.
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:49 PM   #5
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My feedback is as follows:

- Your first pull looks good.

- It looks to me that the bar's bouncing off your hips. You don't want your hip drive to overwhelm the leg drive through the ground.

- Following from the last point, the bar just zooms out in front of you. This is why you feel slow getting under the bar. If the bar's way in front, it'll take you longer to get under it Not to mention having to chase after it.

- OHS looks good to me.
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:00 AM   #6
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Thanks for the feedback. I'll try and get another video up there today from a diagonal POV which might be more helpful for diagnosing issues. Thanks again.
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