Home   |   Contact   |   Help

Get Our Newsletter
Sign up for our free newsletter to get training tips and stay up to date on Catalyst Athletics, and get a FREE issue of the Performance Menu journal.

Go Back   Catalyst Athletics Forums > Training > Olympic Weightlifting

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-22-2012, 03:45 AM   #1
Sharif Jomaa
New Member
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 20
Default Snatch critique (first proper lift)

Up until today my snatch was pretty much a power snatch followed by an OHS..

Well I got the two somewhat fused together and today's 60kg attempt came out smoother. I'd appreciate any feedback. Quick background, I've been lifting for about 4 months and also self taught.

Sharif Jomaa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 07:29 AM   #2
Sharif Jomaa
New Member
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 20

Today's 80kg snatch PR.


Awaiting some constructive criticism!
Sharif Jomaa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2012, 04:18 PM   #3
Steve Pan
Steve Pan's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 505

Good job on the PR!

What I notice most on both videos is you have a tendency to swing the bar out after you extend. I would suggest working on muscle snatches where you really focus on keeping the bar close and pushing the bar straight over your neck. From there once you are consistently keeping it close you can work on tall snatches and working pulling yourself straight under the bar.

I hope this helps!
Steve Pan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2012, 03:15 AM   #4
Sharif Jomaa
New Member
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 20

Thanks Steve, I appreciate the reply. I am aware of that problem for sure and I'm working on fixing it.. the coach I train with from time to time is trying to get me to extend with my hips but also to teach me to drive the bar upwards and not only outwards.
Sharif Jomaa is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:44 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Receive emails with training tips, news updates, events info, sale notifications and more.

Submit your question to be answered by Greg Everett in the Performance Menu or on the website

Submit Your Question

Catalyst Athletics is a USA Weightlifting team of competitive Olympic-style weightlifters with multiple national team medals.

Read More
Olympic Weightlifting Book
Catalyst Athletics
Contact Us
Products & Services
Weightlifting Team
Performance Menu
Magazine Home
Subscriber Login
About the Program
Workout Archives
Exercise Demos
Text Only
Instructional Content
Exercise Demos
Video Gallery
Free Articles
Free Recipes
Recommended Books & DVDs
Olympic Weightlifting Guide
Discussion Forum
Weight Conversion Calculator