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Old 06-18-2012, 06:14 PM   #1
Lori Palomino
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Default The long road to a better snatch!

Hi Greg:

Back in March I sent you a few snatch videos, when I was at the peak of frustration. You gave me some good advice on how to go about improving in a few areas. I’ve been working on correcting an early arm pull, which has been a nightmarish habit to break, I might add! I have been working on my second pull – staying over the bar longer, being more explosive. Third pull issues have been getting under the bar faster & lower and not sweeping my toes back.

Because I tend to be a bit obsessive compulsive when it comes to lifting, I have been on a one woman mission to fix these things. I have literally worked my ass off. During this process I have kept my weights lower than I used to train with. Consequently, although I think my lifts have greatly improved, my strength seems to have diminished somewhat. I am assuming this is due to changing up my positioning and basically re-learning some things I have been doing “wrong” for a very long time.

I haven’t wanted to add much weight until I felt like I was doing things "right." I think I am on the right track, but wanted you to take a look and let me know what you see.

I am attaching before & after videos so you can easily compare them.

Before:

http://youtu.be/nnWC6j3V7ss

And now for the After:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGATbqA86po
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4FqWKDG1ko
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=69sFGDVj0ic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1FxG0x7qBQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2yEAmLQ8d8

It is challenging, to say the least, to work on specifics in technique without any coaching. I try to video and compare positions to the CA training videos. They are extremely helpful -- as well as your books, videos and seminars. I can’t tell you how much I am looking forward to the advanced class in October.

So, once again, thank you for what you do and all of the help/guidance and long distance coaching you provide to people like myself.
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