Go Back   Catalyst Athletics Forums > Training > Olympic Weightlifting

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-09-2012, 06:38 AM   #1
Tom Phillips
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 10
Default Coaching new lifter - need snatch advice

Hello!

This is a new lifter I have been coaching, she has been training consistently since May, I am hoping Greg or anybody who knows what they're looking at would provide a technique critique as I am unsure of where I should be focusing my attention?




Thanks for any help,

Tom
Tom Phillips is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 02:40 PM   #2
Greg Everett
Administrator
 
Greg Everett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,750
Default

Brief answer and quick watch of the video because I'm on my phone, but 3 thing stand out immediately -

1. She needs to stay over the bar longer in the pull - to about mid to upper thigh.

2. She needs to stay flat footed longer in the pull.

3. She needs to pull under the bar w better mechanics to keep it closer, ie continue pushing it in and lift the elbows high and out.

Hope that helps.
__________________
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 09-09-2012, 03:03 PM   #3
Tom Phillips
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 10
Default

Thanks Greg!

Would extending the legs for longer (lengthening the first pull) help her stay over longer? Are there any specific drills that you think would help? I'm guessing tall snatches for the pull under mechanics?

Cheers

Tom
Tom Phillips is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 03:18 PM   #4
Greg Everett
Administrator
 
Greg Everett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,750
Default

Muscle snatch and tall snatch focusing on high elbows before she turns her arms over.

Hang or block snatches from mid upper thigh to get the feeling of the right balance and position, 3 position snatches, segment/pause snatches (pause at mid thigh), halting snatch deadlift both alone and as a complex w snatches, flat footed snatch pulls... All those will help in somewhat different ways.
__________________
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 09-10-2012, 06:47 AM   #5
Tom Phillips
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 10
Default

Brilliant thanks Greg, what area would you say is priority at this stage?
Tom Phillips is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2012, 10:36 AM   #6
Greg Everett
Administrator
 
Greg Everett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,750
Default

If you had to chose one thing, it would be fixing the pull.
__________________
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

BB 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 03:00 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.