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Old 02-29-2012, 01:49 PM   #1
Oliver Heuler
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Default Critique snatch technique


I am new to this forum, I live in Germany and I started weight training with Rippetoe’s program 8 month ago, but fell in love with olympic weightlifting two month after that. I am almost completely self taught with books, videos and occasional tips from other lifters and coaches.
I bought the big package of »Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches« DVDs and posters. I studied most of it.

Last week I got the weightlifter analyzer, a software which shows the path of my bar and the speed at which it moves. It shows just one attempt at different speeds. And at the end I go through various key positions.

I would love to hear competent critiques.
Thanks for any help.
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:53 AM   #2
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I think that's the first snatch on turf I've ever seen.

See this thread that I just replied to - http://www.cathletics.com/forum/show...5629#post95629

Same thing going on - you're too far forward over the feet right away. When you break the bar, lift the chest and get back toward your heels. That will allow you to wait longer and stay over the bar - get it way up to upper thigh before you initiate your final explosion effort.

Also, you need to get the hips open more at the top, which will be possible/easier when you fix the pull to the hips.

Finally, pull under could be a bit better - really force the elbows out to the sides and up right away as you change directions - it takes you a little while to get into that position so you're losing a lot of initial acceleration downward.

But it's a really good start, especially for having no coaching! Good luck.
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