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Old 01-13-2014, 11:33 PM   #1
Marcus Diaz
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Default Snatch better with a narrower grip

My max snatch is a measly 190lb using a grip that leaves my pointer on the smooth part of the bar. At times I notice that I pull early (bar hits the thighs as if I am cleaning) but I am fast enough to get under and that width makes me strong enough to catch and stabilize.

My coach says I should widen my grip to about slightly less than a thumbs length from the smooth part but I have a more difficult time pulling it and getting under. I struggle greatly holding 165 from a wider grip.

I'm simply not sure if I should just keep the initial grip length and just focus on delaying the pull, or if I should go wider and just improve from there.
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