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Old 05-07-2010, 09:26 PM   #1
Kevin Shaughnessy
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Hi,

I'm having an issue with my power snatch technique. Basically it feels like instead of exploding the bar to lockout overhead im exploding it to a few inches short and then pressing it the rest of the way. Does anyone have any ideas what the problem might be?

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Old 05-13-2010, 07:13 PM   #2
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Sounds like you're just not pulling under to the necessary depth for the height you've lifted the bar. Just because it's a power snatch doesn't mean you don't have to match your receipt depth to the height of the bar - you need to turn it over just as aggressively as any other lift and get under it completely.
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Old 05-15-2010, 06:55 PM   #3
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When I get that feeling that I am pressing the last bit of a snatch, it usually means that my arms bent early. When my arms bend early, I don't pull myself under the bar as mentioned above. Commonly, when I am trying a new weight, I will feel the need to muscle it up and bring that high pull shoulder motion into the lift. It can also be a sign that I am tired and would be considered a near miss as my pull was not explosive enough = my legs are tired. Focus on when you are bending you arms, and I think that the problem will solve itself.
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