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Old 07-28-2009, 08:07 AM   #1
Brian Gregory
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Default C&J and BS critique

Started hybrid program about 3 weeks ago and I am trying to get some feedback on form for all the lifts. So far I have posted videos on Vimeo for the Clean and jerk and Back squat. I will post more of snatches and deadlifts soon. All links are work and family safe. http://www.vimeo.com/5790354

There are a series of videos for both lifts. All C & J are 5x2 and BS are 3x5. Any feedback is appreciated.

Things I see are, not much of a rebend of the knees on C&J and forward dip on the jerk. Let me know what you guys think.

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Old 07-31-2009, 07:52 PM   #2
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Your lifts are looking good. Nice work.

Based on the 205 to 225lb lifts, I do think your clean use more "pop." Strive to make that hip extension faster and more aggressive.
For example, check this video out, 15 seconds in and onwards:
That quickness at the hip is something to aspire to. I'm sure you'll be good for a lot more weight as you improve your speed.

As for the jerk, you seem to roll back on your heels, and then forward during the dip and drive. What helped my jerk was to incorporate 3 cues:
1.) think "big chest"
2.) keep the lower back tight and
3.) keep the weight planted towards the heels
and maintain this feeling through the dip/drive.

This took quite a few repetitions with an empty bar and sub-maximal weights until I got comfortable, but it really improved my consistency.

Good luck!
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