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Old 03-09-2010, 12:08 PM   #1
Max Gagne
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Default Snatch and C&J Critique

Hi everyone.

Quick intro: Started with CF some time ago as my first real exposure to training. Started moving away from it as I read other resources. Now I'm doing a sort of Hybrid, not following anyone else's program.

I competed in my first weightlifting meet a few weeks ago. I weightlift, but I wouldn't call myself a weightlifter. As such, my form is less than perfect, and I'm looking for some critique!

Here it is

Snatches are alright, a bit wobbly at the bottom it looks like. My jerks have always been a weak point, for some reason as the weight gets heavy, my legs refuse to split normally. I feel as if I'm sliding my feet out instead of shooting them out. Does anyone else have similar problems, and ideas to overcome this?

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Old 03-10-2010, 09:05 AM   #2
Michael Hartman
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I think it is safe to call yourself a weightlifter. Both lifts look pretty good.

On the jerk, it appears you are more concerned with getting the bar overhead using your arms (especially on the 3rd attempt). Try to think about pushing yourself under the bar. Your feet move well, and your split looks decent, just try putting a deeper bend in your back leg, and let your body drop a bit lower. If you have any other video of your lifts post it up. A side angle would also be helpful.
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