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Old 03-02-2013, 01:53 PM   #1
Magnus Reusch
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Default Another "What's wrong with my Snatch" Post!

Hello everyone!

I started developing an interest for Olympic weightlifting just a few months ago, let alone having a fairly short strength training career as well, but I really do love these lifts!
Anyway, since I started I have only had the chance to watch youtube videos and the likes for training. Most facilities where I live(Norway) are closed for the public, only available to professional athletes, or full on members, so therefore I would really appreciate any help or critique you can give me on how to improve my snatch

As you can probably see this is a Power snatch with an overhead squat, but many mistakes being made here can be transfered to the full snatch I assume.

- I am aware of the bar hitting fairly low and beneath the hip crease which is something I am currently working on

Thanks in advance!

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Old 03-04-2013, 09:30 AM   #2
Javier Sanjuan
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Your overhead squat looks good to me. You look to be very flexible and comfortable with the position -- that's awesome!

As for the snatches, the bar travels away from you in the first one. Keep your lats flexed in an effort to keep the bar as close to your body as possible.

The second one looks like you were just thinking about it too much. You started to pull with your arms too soon instead of using the explosive nature of your legs during the second pull to get the bar up.

The third one looked good. I think you're on the right track. Keep your lats tight to keep the bar close and you should have a lot more success.

Javier A. Sanjuan
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