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Old 06-10-2014, 07:57 PM   #1
Adam Fazal
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So I need a lot of work on my technique and I was wondering if you guys could help me figure out what those things are. I attempted a snatch double with what I hit at my first competition today and I missed the second rep.
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Old 06-11-2014, 04:12 PM   #2
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The lifts look pretty good from what I could see. One thing that I think could benefit you is bringing the bar back more off of the floor. So the bar is actually making an angle back towards your hips more in the 1st Pull. Your extension is great, but it looks like you may be initiating the 2nd Pull just a little bit too soon. Try to bring the bar up higher and more into the body before extending. I would suggest doing a complex of: Halting Snatch Deadlift + Snatch. Making sure you pause at the hip or the top of the thigh so you get the feeling of where the bar should be.

When receiving the bar, try to keep your head and chest up when turning the bar over. You're diving through and that is making the bar creep forward in the bottom position.

Try some light Dip Snatches and really focus on keeping the head and chest up more when turning the bar over.
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Old 07-30-2014, 02:13 PM   #3
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Blake I really appreciate your help. I have been working on really hitting the hip before I start the second pull. I am still working on staying upright when going under the bar.

My main problem right now is that I feel that despite my best efforts, the bar is moving away from me too much. How big of an issue is this? I am doing my best efforts to correct this and I want to fix it for my next meet. Thanks for all your help.

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Old Yesterday, 01:25 PM   #4
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It's all relative, but one mistake often leads to another and the snowball effect can easily ruin lifts. So I would try to keep the bar close.

What I see as the main issue (bearing in mind it's generally speaking a nice and controlled snatch and it's only based on a couple of clips) is that after the bar passes your knees, it moves away from your thighs, so when the hips come in, they create an outward momentum. As Blake suggests, I'd work on pulling the bar "in" after the knees, keeping it constantly very near the highs, which (I think) would lead to a more vertical overall bar path. I think that the timing of the second pull would fix itself naturally after that.

There's some weird stuff going on in the bottom position in one or two lifts. You're actually on your tiptoes almost falling forward. Doesn't look like a mobility issue, rather like you're catching the bar awkwardly. Does that happen often?
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