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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-12-2011, 04:27 PM   #1
Jason Bourgeois
New Member
 
Jason Bourgeois's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 4
Default Training Video

First post:

I'm an Olympic weightlifter and Law student living New Orleans and training without a coach.

I already posted this over at Coach Pendlay's forum, so if you have already seen it, please excuse me.

Any critique is welcome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q18pI9QmfOw

My Channel (I post weekly training videos)

http://www.youtube.com/user/gtg957w
Jason Bourgeois is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2011, 08:25 PM   #2
Matthew Fried
New Member
 
Matthew Fried's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Plainview, NY
Posts: 24
Default

I will not be critiquing because I am a novice. However I am curious to read what some of the experienced lifters viewing this will post, because I watched your vid 3x and it looked better than "mediocre" to me.

I really like the way you reset your back extension & keep yourself tight all throughout the core during the complex drills & 3 position snatch. Nice job!

I also wish my gym had platforms

Good stuff JB!
Matthew Fried is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2011, 03:58 PM   #3
Greg Everett
Administrator
 
Greg Everett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,738
Default

RE snatch -

Work on getting your hips snapping through to the bar a bit more - they stop just short of where they should be going, and that's limiting the top speed of the second pull and the speed at which you can change direction and get under the bar. Think of driving the legs vertically and then hyperextending the hips slightly to open up behind the bar. Use the back to pull the bar back and up right into the crease of your hips - it's hitting on your thighs and dragging a bit. Keep it as close as possible, but try not to let it come into contact until it's right at the hips.

Also, get way more aggressive with your turnover - the movement/positions are good, but it's way too slow. Try to get it overhead and fix it into position as soon and as high as possible and then sit into the bottom of the squat. Squeeze the shoulder blades together for your base and the punch the elbows up into the bar. As a part of that turnover effort, pick up your feet a bit more and punch the heels back down into the platform - they're dragging a bit and your toes are hanging up and making you a bit unstable. That brief moment of no contact will also let you change direction faster.

All in all, really good and you have the strength right now to snatch a lot more than 130.
__________________
Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches

"Without a doubt the best book on the market about Olympic-style weightlifting." - Mike Burgener, USAW Senior International Coach

American Weightlifting: The Documentary
Catalyst Athletics
Performance Menu Journal
Greg Everett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2011, 05:44 PM   #4
Jason Bourgeois
New Member
 
Jason Bourgeois's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 4
Default

Coach Everett,

Thanks for the comments.

As for the hip hyper-extension you mentioned, do you recommend any remedial drills to affect that change?
Jason Bourgeois is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 10:55 AM   #5
Greg Everett
Administrator
 
Greg Everett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,738
Default

Best way is to get a feel for it slowly initially. Hold the bar in the mid-thigh hang position, finish extending the knees and hips, stay back on the heels, and use the glutes to push the hips through the bar slightly - you should end up with the legs vertical and the shoulders slightly behind the hips. You can then speed this up and do some snatches/power snatches from the mid or high hang, focusing on snapping the hips in without pushing them forward past a vertical leg position.
__________________
Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches

"Without a doubt the best book on the market about Olympic-style weightlifting." - Mike Burgener, USAW Senior International Coach

American Weightlifting: The Documentary
Catalyst Athletics
Performance Menu Journal
Greg Everett is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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

vB 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 01:06 PM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.6.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Subscribe to our Newsletter


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

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

Submit Your Question
WEIGHTLIFTING TEAM

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
About
Help
Newsletter
Products & Services
Gym
Store
Seminars
Weightlifting Team
Performance Menu
Magazine Home
Subscriber Login
Issues
Articles
Workouts
About the Program
Workout Archives
Exercise Demos
Text Only
Instructional Content
Exercise Demos
Video Gallery
Free Articles
Free Recipes
Resources
Recommended Books & DVDs
Olympic Weightlifting Guide
Discussion Forum
Weight Conversion Calculator