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Old 04-24-2013, 03:37 PM   #1
Scott Keefer
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Hello All:

First post here so a little background information.

New to weightlifting, and a gym in my town recently got rubber weights so I left my old gym and moved in at the new gym.

I am also 22, and ~195 at the moment.

Can your guys give me any adivice and what I should work on in the classic lifts and the squat.

Below I will try to embed a video of my workout acouple days ago the lifts are not in order so you will notice the forum gets better and then worse. After each video I looked at the tape and made alittle changes as what I thought I should do.

These changes were to keep the bar tighter, stay over the bar longer, weight distribution, and be less virtical when the bar is at my knees.

Who know how well I was able to do these things though, or if they are even right.

Also my best lifts:

205 lbs clean.

115 lbs snatch.

Around a 365 squat at the same debth that is in the video.
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:39 PM   #2
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The weight in the video is just 95 lbs, I am reseting and trying to learn the timing, tempo, and positions better before I really try to pull.

I am squat jerking becaue I want alittle better strength over head and balance.

Also I am powering some of the lifts because I was pretty tiried, I usally am alittle faster getting under the bar and I try to catch the bar at full depth, no matter the weight.
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:40 PM   #3
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It doesnt look as if the YouTube link went through so if some one can embed it will be much appreciated.

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Old 04-25-2013, 03:19 AM   #4
Richard Bendekovic
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Scott, I am not qualified to comment on your technique, but for someone new to the lifts you move very well, very athletic. My advice to you is get in front of a qualified coach as soon as possible. This forum is helpful for sure but the learning curve really flattens out with live feedback from a knowledgeable coach. Might not be the easy for you to do, it was not for me. No matter how you proceed you look like a guy with a ton of potential.
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:40 AM   #5
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I agree with Richard. You do move very well, and getting front of a coach will help you tremendously. You have a few lifts where things look great. Just remember to keep sweeping the bar into you, being patient before you initiate that second pull (you can see when you aren't by the slight forward jump on some of those lifts), and keeping your eyes straight forward. In some of the lifts, you had a tendency to look down, particularly in the snatch. I promise you that your feet will always be there, just keep the eyes forward -- the bar will follow wherever the eyes go. Other than that, you're flexibility looks great and positions are spot on -- very promising!

Keep up the great work. I hope the little pieces I gave you help. If there's anything else I can do or answer, let me know!

Javier A. Sanjuan
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Dear God, please help me lift heavy and be awesome. Thanks. Amen.
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:18 AM   #6
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First off thanks both of you for the feed back.

The only real technique work I have ever gotten is from watching YouTube videos, wether it be Cali Strength, MDUSA, or Catalyst Athletics.

These videos are really what got me into weightlifting, as the lifts are just to bad ass and explosive to not learn.

The funny thing is I love in Mansfield Ohio and I go to school in Akron Ohio, and Daniel Bells gym is right down the road. I plan in stoping in some weekend once I graduate, I have already contacted him through Pendlay Forum.

I am exited for this, as like you guys said it will help out a great deal.

Thank you guys for the advice.

One more thing can you guys tell me what lifts you think look the best so I can try try to replicate those.

I think the first snatch, I think at 1:30, although I need to keep bar closer and stay tighter.
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