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Old 08-07-2009, 04:32 AM   #1
Martin Bonn
Join Date: Jul 2009
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Default The scoop...again

Hi everyone,
right so I've been lurking for a while and I tought it's time to join in on the fun!

I'm quite new to Oly lifting, so be gentle! :-p

My question is this:
I was looking at one of those big posters which has the frame by frame analysis of the snatch on it. This was issued by the german weightlifting team. They state that once the bar has cleared the knees the pull should be continued with the back (i.e. raising the chest) without letting the knees come forward. Once the bar reaches the jumping position the scoop should occur. So far so good.
Now, I was watching one of the crossfit videos where Sage B is teaching the snatch, she says that once you are past the knees you should scoop and get to the jumping position and extend. She described the double knee bend as an active process.
So now I'm confused: are the germans right (i.e. the double knee bend is unintentional), or is Sage right (i.e. get the knees under the bar, finish standing up until you hit the jumping position and jump), or did I get this all completely wrong?!

I hope I explained that reasonably well!

Thanks for your help guys!

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