If you would be so kind, here are 2 vids of snatch pulls that I took from todays workout. I am really working on getting this part right and hopefully the rest of the lift will fall into place. But I have noticed problems here in the past, such as hips to high and a weak scoop that I hope I have fixed.
1. your weight shifts forward on your feet as the bar moves up your shins - you have a good start posiiton, b ut then you raise your hips faster than your shoulders and allow that to shift your weight to your toes. Stay back and keep your chest up.
2. Tied in with #1 is your extension - you do a back bridge. That works for super short weightlifters, but you don't qualify. Your body should essentially be straight, but inclined as a whole slightly backward. In other words, get your shoulders behind your hips, but dno't allow your hips to cross forward of the frontal plane as described by a vertical line through your shoulder, hip and ankle when standing straight. That means - Yes, weight will still be focused just in front of your heel even though you're extending on your toes.
Now Aimee is not the greatest puller in the world (she tends to slow down a bit too much during the scoop and scoop a little early, as well as round her shoulders forward at the top....) - but this is a decent pull at a very light weight. You can see that she has to extend straight up because it's so light. But that is much preferable to pshing the hips forward.
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