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Old 12-08-2012, 07:04 PM   #1
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Hi all, I'm a long time lurker. Would appreciate some Snatch Feedback. First lesson nine months ago, but inconsistent up until just the last four months.

http://youtu.be/gmBripX2Ifs

http://youtu.be/NeQXKSUX6Fk


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Old 12-14-2012, 12:37 PM   #2
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Your videos are set to private so I can't view them.
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:09 PM   #3
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Hi Greg,

reset the links. Wasn't getting a lot of activity on comments so thought it was so bad, maybe I should save the embarrassment.

Would appreciate your feedback or from any others. Thank you!
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:16 PM   #4
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Not bad at all.

Your pull gets a bit better as the weight increases because you stay over the bar better. On the lighter ones, you start opening your hips a bit too early.

Try to stay flat footed a bit longer in the pull (aim to feel pressure on your heels until you start the final explosion at about upper thigh), and reconnect your feet flat on the floor - right now you toes stay in contact as you pull down.

Get more aggressive pulling under the bar as well (moving your feet as described above will help this) - pull the elbows up and out hard and squat down fast - think of locking the bar out overhead at the same time your feet hit the ground.
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:29 PM   #5
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Thanks Greg.

What I get a kick out of your comments is that they point to what I know I've been struggling with - the 2nd to 3rd pull transition. I didn't know where the problem was though.

Soft Elbows/Lockout - bad habit I'm trying to correct.

Appreciate the feedback! I'll work on it.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:47 AM   #6
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Hi Greg, thanks again for the advice. Been using your 5 Week Classic Cycle for the last three weeks and feel it's been positive - hit my first bw snatch after starting it.

Took your advice and wanted to see if I'm on the right track. I've developed a bit of an early arm pull problem and have been trying to clean that up and still have the habit of looking down on the catch.

The last snatch in the video was the bw snatch at 77k.

http://youtu.be/UereZvmoDws


Here's the original video from Dec:

http://youtu.be/hXwPJuQVdV4
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Engage your back/lats more to push the bar back into your hip more - if you even retract the shoulder blades a bit, the bar will move higher up toward your hips and you won't have that natural reaction to bend the arms as much.

Otherwise, looks really good.
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