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Old 10-01-2010, 09:03 AM   #1
Rick Barker
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Hey all-

Any and all form advice on my snatch would be appreciated. I feel like I catch the bar to high. It's a power snatch, and I ride it down. I know Greg's book says this will correct itself as the weight goes up, but I haven't been able to increase weight much without just missing. Do I just need to be more patient, or do you see other flaws? I also feel like I'm not upright enough in the bottom. Is this just due to anthropometrics or can I improve this somehow?

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Old 10-18-2010, 12:52 AM   #2
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Rick,
Pardon the late reply - I've been on hiatus from internet.

First, how comfortable are you in the bottom of the OHS - your home position? (Comfortable = you can maintain the bottom position with empty bar or light weight without discomfort, quivering, etc). If you're not, that's the first thing I'd take care of by stretching regularly and, every once in a while, incorporating a pause of a few seconds in the bottom position.

As far as assistance exercises, you can try any one of the following:
-Drop snatches/snatch balance
-Snatches from the high hang (just below hip crease) and/or tall snatches
I wouldn't get to concerned with the loading on these for now...the quality and crispness of movement is more important. Strive to execute these dynamically, but with minimal 'stomp.'
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Old 10-19-2010, 06:22 AM   #3
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Thanks for the advice. I've been incorporating more snatch balances. I'm mostly but not fully comfortable in the bottom position so I will be working on that as well. Thank you for the tips.
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:29 AM   #4
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Rick,
Pardon the late reply - I've been on hiatus from internet.

First, how comfortable are you in the bottom of the OHS - your home position? (Comfortable = you can maintain the bottom position with empty bar or light weight without discomfort, quivering, etc). If you're not, that's the first thing I'd take care of by stretching regularly and, every once in a while, incorporating a pause of a few seconds in the bottom position.

As far as assistance exercises, you can try any one of the following:
-Drop snatches/snatch balance
-Snatches from the high hang (just below hip crease) and/or tall snatches
I wouldn't get to concerned with the loading on these for now...the quality and crispness of movement is more important. Strive to execute these dynamically, but with minimal 'stomp.'
I agree, and I think that I would make tall snatches and hang snatches a priority. When I'm training with someone who has a hard time "getting under," I just start drilling tall cleans or snatches with an empty bar. Your pull over looks fine, but you need to drop faster. It's almost like you're waiting to make sure you'll make the lift before you descend. Be aggressive, and hit those high hang snatches. Don't be afraid to miss, just don't "Clark" it as Max Mormont once warned me.
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